Government Mining Data from Social Websites

Government Mining Data from Social Websites

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:13 am

As I always say be careful what you say and do here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/opini ... .html?_r=1
Law enforcement is not saying a lot about its social surveillance, but examples keep coming to light. The Wall Street Journal reported this summer that state revenue agents have been searching for tax scofflaws by mining information on MySpace and Facebook. In October, the F.B.I. searched the New York home of a man suspected of helping coordinate protests at the Group of 20 meeting in Pittsburgh by sending out messages over Twitter.

In some cases, the government appears to be engaged in deception. The Boston Globe recently quoted a Massachusetts district attorney as saying that some police officers were going undercover on Facebook as part of their investigations.

Wired magazine reported last month that In-Q-Tel, an investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency, has put money into Visible Technologies, a software company that crawls across blogs, online forums, and open networks like Twitter and YouTube to monitor what is being said.
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Re: Government Mining Data from Social Websites

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:27 pm

hopefully obama has his greenie liberal staff watching the coal forum ....
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Re: Government Mining Data from Social Websites

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:59 pm

Richard S. wrote:As I always say be careful what you say and do here. ......]

Worse problem than a psycho-stalker ex-girlfriend .... both good reasons to remain secretive online! :idea:
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Re: Government Mining Data from Social Websites

PostBy: brckwlt On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:04 am

SMITTY wrote:
Richard S. wrote:As I always say be careful what you say and do here. ......]

Worse problem than a psycho-stalker ex-girlfriend .... both good reasons to remain secretive online! :idea:


what are you afraid of ... we still have freedom of speech till obama takes that away from us too
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Re: Government Mining Data from Social Websites

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:25 am

It's not just the government. You've got to think that everything you put on the internet is going to be there forever. You may delete it but did everyone you sent it to or the folks they sent it to? You have no idea where you thoughts or information ends up. This is especially true for the youth of this country because they don't look beyond today. The university my daughter attends warns students that potential employers are checking out social sites like face book or twitter to see what's there about job seekers. The stupid photo from high school or college years ago may impact their hiring decision. Have you goggled yourself? You should do it just to see what's there. You maybe surprised. Lisa
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