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Want a security clearance? Feds will now check your Facebook and Twitter first

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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 05:00 AM
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Ok... I think I've got this figured out.

This isn't real news (obviously). We already know that the US government has been using social media to vet people for security clearance.

We see FB take a blow earlier this week with the Algorithm Gate case. In response to their stock dipping MSM churns out an engineered headline to level the playing field.

If it is made public that Social Media will be integrated into the government's vetting process, then the companies named, FB & Twitter, will likely see their stock shares rising.

It's all coming to me you guys!




posted on May, 14 2016 @ 05:28 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: ColdWisdom

Well the NSA has been "investigating" every single person in the world they possibly can for a while now. Personally, I don't believe in secrets, because secrets are things that are inherently bad, otherwise they wouldn't be secrets.

But the world today does, and they think it's necessary for "safety and security".
surprise parties are secrets that are kept for a positive cause



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: GreenGunther

Unless the person you are surprising unknowingly has a weak heart and high blood pressure



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 05:37 AM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: projectvxn


They've been doing this a while. They checked my postings when I got my clearance.


Just how long is a while?


They've been asking me for my online aliases since about 2004.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 05:52 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam

originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: projectvxn


They've been doing this a while. They checked my postings when I got my clearance.


Just how long is a while?


They've been asking me for my online aliases since about 2004.


Just curiosity, do they know Bedlam?



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

So if they've been doing it since 2004 then why is it suddenly important to make it public now? And why name FB & Twitter directly?

It's all about the stock, guys. Think about it.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

They can't look at them if you don't have them.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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Social media is a data mining operation.. now its obvious. "Conspiracy Theorists" once more VALIDATED!

Wear you tinfoil hat with pride.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom


Yea ok then clearly they should have been doing this all along and if they WEREN'T then someone has some serious explaining to do. And if they WEREN'T and now suddenly decided that they WERE, why make it a headline?


It's not a headline, it's a friendly reminder. For the first time in history, the intelligence community will be recruiting from college grads who think that it is acceptable to post pictures of themselves dead drunk with underwear on their head.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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If you want to work in a cleared environment, dealing with classified material, national security etc., you sign on for big brother when you go that route. It is a choice to accept such a position. I would call it negligent to NOT check the public posts on social media in the vetting process. Get over it or stay out of cleared work.


edit on 14-5-2016 by Halfswede because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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I bet they outsource that job to china



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: PanPiper
And there goes my VISA, i always wanted to visit Yellowstone, guess it will always be a dream


You are perfectly fine!

Our government doesn't care WHO comes into the country, just controlling and spying on it's own citizens!


Fearing a civil liberties backlash and "bad public relations" for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end the secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, according to a former senior department official.

"During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process," John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC News.


Secret US Policy Blocks Agents From Looking at Social Media of Visa Applicants, Former Official Says

Has that changed? Why was it secret in the first place?



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Why do You think it is referred as 'farcebook™'? And look Agent Zuckerberg now makes more $$$ than anyone alive.

www.msn.com...

You want to KNOW how One knows it is a scam? Because IPO in the history of mankind and the only computer 'They' are u$ing goes 'off-line' (or whatever They use an excuse) because the coffee fetching intern tripped on the cord, and the whole 'show' has to be put on HOLD for 18 min. Okay in those 18 min. the HUGE investors were phoned/texted/told to NOT buy shares at the start, then most of the low; mid-level investors were NOT told NOT to buy.. Guess whose $$$ was lost and guess who has it now?

Reason #2) Agent Zuckerberg surprises everyone He has ever known and gets married the very next day in a 50/50 State, Ca. What this means is that when Your Grandkids' kids find out that it was nothing more than an Informational Seine, they'll only be able to get back HALF the $$$. The "Wife" is also an agent.

Most of the 'shared stories' are to solicit a reaction, think of it as ATS™ on steroids. i.e. Guns and Gov't. Somebody sends a non-vetted story, I don't know about something that "might happen" (Ode to DeathSlayer). What happens? The guy will type "They'll never get My guns!!!!!" Now "They" know You have guns even though You lied on the census, questionnaire whatever...

I'd provide My computer program that scrambles everything but that would give You 'open range' and then how could I vet You?



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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WHO uses twitter? I mean really..I don't know one person that uses it...What if you don't have Twitter..or other social media?



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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God I hate social media and how technology is used to spy on us and take away our privacy.

It's an interesting time to be alive, but it's sick how much of this conformity and lack of privacy is going to get worse.
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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

So? Frankly I would have been surprised and disappointed if they didn't.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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I like how this is being posted in 2016 as if social media hasn't been used in this manner for years now, and openly used.

By the way, the use of buzzwords like "acceptable security risk" is pretty common when it comes to security clearances. Every person who has a clearance is a security risk. Whether they're an acceptable risk or not is sort of the whole point of the background investigation.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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why have a bookface or twitter account in the first place ???

maybe its me I know WHO is important in my life without broadcasting it

Riouz

might have drunk to much shiraz but meh ....

have a great day/morning /evening



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Nothings that different. I have one.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99

originally posted by: Bedlam

originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: projectvxn


They've been doing this a while. They checked my postings when I got my clearance.


Just how long is a while?


They've been asking me for my online aliases since about 2004.


Just curiosity, do they know Bedlam?


Yup. In fact, the question is generally put during the polygraph session if you have reported all your online accounts. At least it always seems to come up with me.



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