Homeland Security watches Twitter, social media

17 01 2012

Via Scoop.itMudmap

(Reuters) – The U.S.Department of Homeland Security’s command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks and news and gossip sites including the (RT @baylan: “Homeland Security watches Twitter,…   You’ve been warned….don’t organise your criminal activities on social media sites 9nor brag about them afterwards) 
Via www.reuters.com

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17 01 2012
Sheeple Liberator

I know this sounds crazy, but I kind of like the idea of government staying in touch with social media. At least they’re more likely to have their finger on the pulse in terms of public opinion, trends, etc.

But yeah, it if gets out of control then the civil libertarian side of me won’t be pleased. Twitter is one thing since it’s all in the public domain, but Facebook is another.

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