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Government Admits Spying Via Facebook 240

Velcroman1 writes "Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg famously said that the age of privacy is over. And the government wants to ensure that, it seems. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's FOIA request has revealed government memos encouraging agents to befriend people on a variety of social networks, to take advantage of their readiness to share — and to spy on them. Thanks to this request, the government released a handful of documents, including a May 2008 memo detailing how social-networking sites are exploited by the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS), and one revealing how the DHS monitored social media during the Obama inauguration."
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Government Admits Spying Via Facebook

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 14, 2010 @11:06AM (#33894436)

    I work for a bank, and as I'm sure you might guess, our Accounts Control folks (they are the people who repo delinquent property) use Facebook, Twitter, and others all the time to find where people are and where to find the delinquent property. It's incredibly effective.

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