Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Invading Your Myspace?

Ken Boehem informs us that the White House is apparently secretly soliciting offers for someone to mine data from various social networking websites:

NLPC has uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites.

The information to be captured includes comments, tag lines, emails, audio, and video. The targeted sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others – any space where the White House “maintains a presence.”

First there was, and now this. Again the question arises: For what purpose?

Now I know that this article may seem too much like a conspiracy theory in the negative sense, but it is valid. If one will click the link presented in the article it will go to an official government website which confirms the contents of the article.

Could this be an attempt to restrict free speech by means of intimidation?

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