Wednesday, September 2, 2009

White House plans data trawling operation to identify dissenters

Via Doug Ross, comes news that the White House has issued a solicitation for bids for a system to collect personal information from such social networking and information sharing sites as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, and Flickr.

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According to the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC):
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.”

In the course of investigating procurement by the White House New Media office, NLPC discovered a 51-page solicitation of bids that was filed on Friday, August 21, 2009. Filed as Solicitation # WHO-S-09-0003, it is posted at Click here to download a 51-page pdf of the solicitation. ...

Read the rest here. All those Thought Criminals who dare criticize our Dear Leader and Socialist-in-Chief will no doubt end up on the Enemy of the People List.

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