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Purge your friends people! - October 14, 2010, 10:19 AM

Is the Government Spying On Us Through Social Networks? - FoxNews.com

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg famously said that "the age of privacy is over." And the government wants to ensure that, it seems.
A privacy watchdog's freedom of information request has revealed a government memo encouraging agents to befriend people on a variety of social [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]networks[/COLOR][/COLOR], to take advantage of their readiness to share -- and to spy on them. Thanks to this request, the government released a handful of documents, including a May 2008 memo detailing how social-networking sites are exploited by the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS).

"Narcissistic tendencies in many people fuel a need to have a large group of 'friends' link to their pages, and many of these people accept cyber-friends that they don't even know," stated the U.S. document obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). "This provides an excellent vantage point for FDNS to observe the daily life of beneficiaries and petitioners who are suspected of fraudulent activities," it said.

According to the EFF, this memo suggests there's nothing to prevent an exaggerated, harmless or even out-of-date off-hand comment in a status update from quickly becoming the subject of a full citizenship investigation. Other websites the EFF has revealed the [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]government[/COLOR][/COLOR] is spying on include Twitter, MySpace, Craigslist and Wikipedia.
Neither Facebook nor the EFF responded to requests for comment from FoxNews.com.

With this revelation, the government joins a growing list of groups using social-networking sites to exploit and prey on people. Scammers and spammers are rampant, and hackers are increasingly turning to networks such as Facebook to spread viruses and Trojan Horses.
Still, the EFF worries that the Department of Homeland Security may be taking things too far. "While it is laudable to see DHS discussing the Fair Information Practice Principles as part of the design for such a project, the breadth of sites targeted is concerning," the watchdog group wrote on its website.
The EFF uncovered efforts by the DHS to monitor social media during the inauguration of President Obama in much the same way. According to these documents, the DHS collected a massive amount of data on individuals and organizations explicitly tied to the political event.

Among the networks specifically cited for analysis "were general social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Flickr as well as sites that focus specifically on certain demographic groups such as MiGente and BlackPlanet, news sites such as NPR, and political commentary sites DailyKos," the EFF wrote.


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October 14, 2010, 10:23 AM

big brother is always watching. no need to incriminate yourself, but also be careful about embarassing momements, if its caught on video it will end up online at some point...everyone has a cell phone now, just think twice before being "foolish"

like that miss america with that naughty video, got her title taken away...smh


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October 14, 2010, 10:24 AM

My shit is out there...
But I dont care...

I mean like if i didnt want it out there I wouldnt have put my name Maurice Vonstallin on all my stuff.


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Never put anything into the public realm and expect privacy. The fact our gov't and most other gov'ts do it, should be no surprise.


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I went off the grid years ago.
My existence is only a stream of virtual identities on the net.



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facebook gets addicting, there are benefits to being involved in social networks...but i can also see the benefits of staying out.

just gonna say, no one cares that you played with your e-farm and fed your e-cattle.


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I do.


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If a branch of government wants to know anything about you, they will. Facebook won't do much. I just act like someone is watching me 24/7 because you never know when they are. turned out well for me since I ended up getting a job with a good clearance. I'm glad I wasn't a little shit head.

and who cares if the government knows everything about you? srsly


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A youtube-bot is a virtual identity? right up there with lolcats...


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hmmmm......anybody gonna catch it

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If a branch of government wants to know anything about you, they will. Facebook won't do much. I just act like someone is watching me 24/7 because you never know when they are. turned out well for me since I ended up getting a job with a good clearance. I'm glad I wasn't a little shit head.

and who cares if the government knows everything about you? srsly
don't mind me.


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Dick Cheney watches us all when we sleep anyways. He knows when you're awake. He knows when you've been bad or good or so be good for goodness sake. Or he'll shoot you in the face.
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