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Homeland Security to step up monitoring of social networks

By Leeky ¬∑ 12 replies
Nov 2, 2011
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  1. The increasing wave of uprisings across Africa and the Middle East this year have prompted the U.S. Government to start creating guidelines and the development of tools for culling intelligence…

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  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 605   +67

    Oh, joy. That's just what we need... more government oversight...
  3. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,140   +1,303

    The economy might be 5-10 years behind the Government, but the Government is 10 years behind on understanding with the computer is capable of. NO information is sacred now.

    Enjoy, decendants of the British Monarchy and members of the illuminati!
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,152   +1,411

    How is the economy behind the govt? If that were true, wouldn't they have passed financial reform BEFORE the recession?

    I'm ok with this. At least once a month I see on the local news the cops caught someone because the dope was dumb enough to brag about (or post pics) his crime on facebook or twitter.

    And anyway... we keep electing politicans who want to do things like provide our healthcare, cut down on corporate greed, and otherwise give us more privledges for being American. Don't be surprised when they want to monitor what you eat, how much you excersize, look at your financial records (IRS audit) or watch your favorite social site.
  5. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,140   +1,303

    Politicians are illusions to make us think we have freedom of choice.
  6. Is anyone paying attention? One day we'll wake up and wonder what happened to all of our rights and freedoms.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    This doesn't sound good at all...
  8. Revolution 11

    Revolution 11 TS Enthusiast Posts: 39

    This is not that surprising. I have been expecting something like this for years. Once warrantless wiretapping is considered the norm, stuff like monitoring social networks should be a no-brainer.

    To the Guest above who is warning us to pay attention to our disappearing rights and freedoms, too late for that. Several years too late.
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,426   +455

  11. The core principle of the modern western "democracy" is to keep the people ignorant, apathetic, entertained and afraid. The illusion of democracy, or a token democracy, where the voter chooses between two or three similar political factions (offering different flavours of the same product) is often enough for the average person who knows nothing of their country's politics but votes based on the prettiest face or the spin that affects them directly (empty promises about healthcare, education and taxes, etc).
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    +1 caravel, couldn't have said it any better :)
  13. People haven't been paying attention for a while, about a decade or so....or at least we're all paying attention and just to scared to do something about it...As others said, this one is not that surprising considering its almost 2012...

    What little bit of "freedom" and "rights" Americans had ended with the Bush era...and thats not a compliment to Bush..

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/USA_PATRIOT_Act - This was the end of "freedom" as most know it...and nobody did anything....we all just sat there and took it, ate it all up...

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