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Government paws on our every tweet

October 30, 2011
Steven Wyer, World Net Daily

Are you tweeting your way into government databases?

Let me begin by acknowledging that I have an admitted distrust of government. I believe there is compelling evidence to suggest that our online activity is of far more interest to Uncle Sam than might be considered healthy. Don’t you find it quite odd that foreign countries have undertaken criminal litigation against Google over privacy issues surrounding Google’s Street View while here at home we have basically taken a “no harm-no foul” position?

If that’s not enough to get your antenna up, here’s another bit of news that most people missed. In April 2010 it was announced that every 140-character snippet you have ever posted on Twitter has been committed to the U.S. Library of Congress. The Library of Congress and our friends at Twitter have agreed to archive every single tweet since its inception on March 21, 2006, when the first tweet was launched. It is now estimated that together we send a billion tweets a week – and all of it is be preserved forever.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. Argus permalink
    October 30, 2011 6:22 pm

    Try googling “Echelon”. It was widely derided as Conspiracy Theorist for a long time. But as ‘they’ say “If you’ve nothing to hide, why worry?”. Yeah, right …

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