IMO Nothing new but awareness NEVER Hurt
From Ms. Smith's Blog on Network World:
Feds monitor Facebook: What you 'Like' may make you a terrorist
Be careful on Facebook since the FBI monitors 'likes,' shares, comments and links. The feds built a terrorism case from Facebook activity and recorded Skype calls.
Have you ever "liked" something on Facebook that you don't particularly like, but you are showing your support for a social media "friend"? The devil is indeed in the details and there are literally hundreds of words that are monitored by DHS. We've looked at all kinds of social media monitoring on government steroids and concluded that anything you say online might come back to bite you. Now you can add "likes" on Facebook to the ridiculous lists of how "you might be a terrorist if."Feds built terrorism case on Facebook likes, recorded Skype calls
On November 19, in Riverside County, CA, the FBI announced that four men were charged for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism. The government alleges that Sohiel Omar Kabir, Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana and Arifeen David Gojali were plotting "to provide material support to terrorists by making arrangements to join al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan in order to kill, among others, American targets, announced André Birotte, Jr., the United States Attorney in Los Angeles, and Bill Lewis, the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office."
The FBI's terrorism complaint, which is posted on Scribd, has a section devoted to the "Defendants' Social Media." Apparently the FBI counts the number of "likes" and can hold postings of images, videos, shared links to articles and videos, as well as comments against people.
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