Twitter, Facebook Meet Big Brother

Have you checked your Facebook privacy settings lately?

“Federal agencies have realized they can mine social media for intel to help thwart potential terrorist strikes, keep tabs on domestic protests and better help citizens after a natural disaster. But privacy groups are clamoring for Congress to intervene, likening it to Big Brother.”

‘That’s a gray area we’re all trying to define,” Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, told POLITICO. The concept that the government would somehow be monitoring and storing inquiries of individual Web activities — many would find that disconcerting.’

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