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Wednesday, 02 November 2011 13:28

US Government wants to control social networking

Written by Nick Farell


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We do not want any “arab springs” here

The increasingly paranoid French-backed Junta which overthrew its lawful King a while back and started calling itself the United States of America, is taking steps to prevent citizens from replacing it with something more democratic.

The US government has looked at what happened in the popular uprisings in the Mideast and North Africa, and is terrified that its corporate oligarchic republicanism could go the same way. According to a Homeland Securit Undersecretary Caryn Wagner said the use of social networking technology in uprisings that started in December in Tunisia shocked some officials into attention and prompted questions of whether the U.S. needs to do a better job of monitoring domestic social networking activity.

According to Boing Boing Wagner is trying to figure out how you use things like Twitter as a source. "How do you establish trends and how do you then capture that in an intelligence product?" she pondered.

Wagner said Homeland Security was working out guidelines on gleaning information from sites such as Twitter and Facebook for law enforcement purposes. Those protocols are being developed under strict laws meant to prevent spying on US citizens and protect privacy, she claimed.

Nick Farell

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+4 #1 thematrix606 2011-11-02 14:10
The United States of Sheep! [censored] YEAH!
+4 #2 STRESS 2011-11-02 14:20
Ah you got to love these muppets in the Land of the Free what we tell you. If necessary through their propaganda channels like Murdoch Fox Network.
+3 #3 Th3pwn3r 2011-11-02 14:22
Horribly misleading title.
+3 #4 nt300 2011-11-02 14:38
This is just an excuse to spy on it's citizens. Are people willing to sacrifice there freedom for security? If you are, then you are making a MASSIVE MISTAKE.....
+2 #5 Kryojenix 2011-11-02 14:49
+3 #6 Cartman 2011-11-02 18:45
This is totally untrue...
They already control them.

Those protocols are being developed under strict laws meant to prevent spying on US citizens and protect privacy, she claimed.

hahahaha yeah privacy in this world , go sell that to someone else...
0 #7 karlsbad 2011-11-02 22:19
The trouble with USA, sir, is her mother went on about with an open Shropshire whilst her Worcester was showing, and her father smelled of elderberries. It's no wonder they behaved so badly, not playing well with the Japanese, and determined not to make the same mistakes with China. You were saying?
+1 #8 techman95 2011-11-02 22:23
as a wise man once said "if you are willing to give an ounce of freedom for an ounce of security, you deserve to loose both", and seriously is the rest of america this stupid not to see that our freedom is slipping away? some times im ashamed to be called American, but I am always proud to be called a Texan.
0 #9 GibsonsCart 2011-11-03 15:35
Highly unlikely that the USA is the first and only government to use social media as a source. You hear about it all the time on the news already- how local police departments use craigslist.com to find stolen goods or how FBI use FB to catch sex offenders. Things of that nature. If that is considered an invasion of privacy then I am really surprised to hear it! You should assume that you waive your privacy rights on social media the moment you post a comment. It is there for the public to consume.. So if government agencies are trying to figure out how to monitor for clues on possible terrist attacks, murders, kidnaps, drug sales, etc.. well, more power to them. If they want to read my personal journal on my feelings that is locked away in a safe- that is different.
0 #10 GibsonsCart 2011-11-03 15:42
This story comes off a bit slanted here on Fudzilla. Out of all of the news outlets I have heard report on it.. Fudzilla propgandizes it more and comes off feeling more sour and hateful.

The truth is that even if the USA was monitoring activities on social media sites, which I am the writer of this story has done, they would probably not stop any movement or protest. FB and twitter has already been used many times in the past for this very thing. Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street are the most recent ones. If CNN reports on it.. government already knows about it.

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