Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oxymoron: Homeland Security seeking intelligence on Facebook

The Oxymoron: Homeland Security seeking intelligence on Facebook
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Feb. 16, 2012

What could be more fun today than following the hearing on Homeland Security spying on Facebook and Twitter?
It is a sad state of affairs that Homeland Security admits that it seeks intelligence on Facebook.
Further, it spies on news reporters on Facebook and Twitter, according to its written testimony. It also admits that its operatives use fake identities on Facebook and Twitter.
Homeland Security, however, stops short of being totally honest. The ACLU makes it clear that Homeland Security is also spying on peace activists and veterans on Facebook and Twitter.
Who is spying on you on Facebook and Twitter? General Dynamics won the contract.
Hearing testimony:
http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-dhs-monitoring-social-networking-and-media-enhancing-intelligence
ACLU: Facebook, Twitter and DHS, which one of these things is not like the others: http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/facebook-twitter-and-dhs-which-one-these-things-not-others
Hearing: Ooops! Ms. Mary Ellen Callahan, Homeland Security's chief privacy officer, make a slip during the testimony: "We don't care about First Amendment speech ..."
Watch today's hearing on YouTube videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVcv-u9TNug&feature=player_embedded

1 comment:

RealityZone said...

Great title for this post.
LOL