[lg policy] US: The government is reading your tweets

Francis Hult francis.hult at UTSA.EDU
Sat Mar 10 20:39:45 UTC 2012


CNN
 
The government is reading your tweets
 
There were once seven words you couldn't say on television, as the late comedy icon George Carlin famously lampooned 40 years ago.
 
Now it appears there are more than 500 words you shouldn't say on Twitter or Facebook unless you want to be flagged by the Department of Homeland Security. There is a surveillance program the agency quietly began in February 2011 to monitor social media, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
 
Full story:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/09/opinion/obeidallah-social-media/index.html
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