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FBI, Feds collect Facebook, social media data; Why are you surprised?

Amazingly, some people are surprised to learn that Government agencies use “social networking” sites (and other things we post online) to monitor us. This article is a “must read” for those of you who ‘tweet’, etc..

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service have training courses on gathering information on social networks, identifying relationships, chasing the bad guys and going undercover, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The biggest surprise: Social networking users are surprised by any of this government activity.

To read the rest, click here.

To read the EFF document, click here.

March 19, 2010 - Posted by | advice, Internet, privacy, social networking, tech

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