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The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the CIA, the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and three other government agencies on Tuesday for allegedly refusing to release information about how they are using social networks in surveillance and investigations.
The nonprofit Internet rights watchdog group formally asked more than a dozen agencies or departments in early October to provide records about federal guidelines on the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr for investigative or data gathering purposes, according to the lawsuit.
The government agencies could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.
What are the federal guidelines for using social networks?
What are my rights and how do I protect myself on the Internet?
I wonder if the government will give EFF access to the information they need and how it would affect me (us) personally?
Originally posted by PennySaint
There was a whistleblower (WHo worked at a ISP) a while back that caught people from the government accessing the Whole Internet and all activity.(At his job) And that More or less all ISP's corperated except Qwest (I saw this on Dateline or 20/20 4 years ago)