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CIA admits to monitoring social networks worldwide

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States employs hundreds of analysts for clues about the 'mood' of the local population and reactions to the country. They operate in monitoring social networks around the world in search of threats to national security. Relationships are also checked to probe local opinion. The revelation was made in an AP story, on Friday (4th)

Installed in an industrial shed at a secret location, the agency team, dubbed "vengeful librarians," follows five million tweets per day, plus Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, radio stations worldwide, Internet chatrooms etc.

According to the news agency, from Arabic to Mandarin, from an incensed tweet from a reflective blog, analysts gather information and cross them with local newspapers or even illegally intercept telephone conversations. With these data, they draw a picture about how many perceive the U.S. in a given country or the degree of satisfaction of the population.


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Will this make you more careful what you say on social sites?




Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
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by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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muslimah
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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 Nope, I'm still gonna say whatever I want to say.


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romalove
by Roma on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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 I don't think the CIA is interested in my inspirational messages, occasional angst about my kids or life, or the bits of poetry I sometimes post as status.

I may have put a CIA agent or two to sleep in my time.....

heidimoose134
by Momma Moose on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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Blah. Firstly, don't post something online that you wouldn't want the world to see. Second, if you aren't doing anything wrong in the first place then there's no need to be paranoid about anything. 

Just my opinion, of course.

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Lillias
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:03 PM

To the CIA:  I have a huge boil on my ass that sings show tunes.

yogapantz
by Bronze Member on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM


Quoting Lillias:

To the CIA:  I have a huge boil on my ass that sings show tunes.

You need to get that on You Tube, stat!



SuperChicken
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM


Quoting Lillias:

To the CIA:  I have a huge boil on my ass that sings show tunes.


You know, that's 100% proof you've been abducted by Aliens.    The CIA is going to get you now.

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