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09 June 2011

Government! Spies! Hiding! In! Your! Closet!

This is a riot.  The article states that a group has been gathering by the Capitol to monitor protesters' planned activities via Twitter, Facebook, etc.  (Crap, are they talking about my house?  Whew, it's closer to the square.)

The article defines this kind of behavior -- surfing the internet -- as spying and then goes on to say that the Department of Homeland Security has investigated, among other places, the Planned Parenthood in Madison.  (To assess threats, they say.)

The article ends with this juicy bite (emphasis mine):
There is currently no evidence to connect the emergency response team's social media suveillance with these programs, but little information yet exists on what all they are doing.
No evidence exists to connect these things, but that doesn't stop the connection from being made, especially when it's smashed together in print.  This is what democracy looks like...

To the protesters: If you don't want your planning to be known by the general public, then don't plaster it on Facebook and Twitter.  People reading your publicly posted words?  Yes, this IS what democracy looks like.  Get over it.

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