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Federal Contractor Monitored Social Network Sites

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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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Federal Contractor Monitored Social Network Sites


www.nytimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security paid a contractor in 2009 to monitor social networking sites — like Facebook, blogs and reader comments on a news article — to see how the residents of Standish, Mich., were reacting to a proposal to move detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to a local prison there, according to newly disclosed documents.
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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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Well, we all knew it in one way shape or form that this happens now it is confirmed. This was in response to move the prisoners from Guantanamo to Michigan and the government contractor was monitoring the responses of the citizens on Facebook.

I mean people come on, stop posting your private life on facebook for your own security. What if they posted test things like would you be OK with FEMA camp opening up in your neighborhood and detaining citizens, then whomever objects gets the NDAA pink slip.

www.nytimes.com
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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:21 AM
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This type of controlled monitoring by targeting areas of interest, will allow the corrupted government we have to squash possible insurrections plans like protest and town meetings that could turn into a full scale protest against government plans, bills and laws.

Do this surprise anybody out there? it should not, for a long time we here in ATS has been warning people about this type of government sleazy monitoring, but then again many skeptics or government apologist were telling people also that this could not be possible because the government doesn't have enough personnel to monitor the entire net.

Well that is why is also sleazy companies in the name of "contractors" that have not regrets spying on citizens at all, they have offices paid by tax payer dollars all the states.

Then again so far all that we in ATS have been warning about since the 9/11 about government control has actually slowly but steadily coming to fruition.

Still people doesn't learn and they will never until they are gathered like cattle into holding pens, Whoops I forgot that has been going on already when people protest in government only "approved" areas



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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Cash will eventually become obsolete so that spending patterns can be strictly monitored. Many assumptions will be made from review of that spending history including health and habits like alcohol and cigarettes for health insurance companies who might want to purchase that knowledge and then cancel your policy. Also from this information advertising can be customized to attract your interest. We already see this at work on our web pages. Naturally in theory, if you purchase a cache of weapons you will appear on somebody's radar.

With your SS# the federal government already has your entire work history - where you worked, for how long and what you made and paid out in living expenses, right down to the penny.
This is why you can't work under the table - you will go off the radar.

They know if any legal complaints have been made against you or by you.
They know what causes you donate to and what you support - almost anything can be considered "supporting terrorism" by some broad logic or connection to where you spent your money.

And where do you think they are going with the Street View technology?
It is just a matter of time (if they don't already have it up and operational) before they can GoogleEarth your house in realtime.

License plates are matched to your residence - blurred now to provide an illusion of security but meanwhile, they can see if you have guests over and find out who they are! They can see if you have an unregistered car sitting in the yard.

Your cellphone already pinpoints your location at all times. Bet someone is working on a program to make THAT a running stream of information visible anytime for a price right now.

Facebooks new story format is even going to give whoever cares a little booklet detailing our lives, our interests, family, friends and associations (right down to how much we like them) from the moment we were born.

This is the matrix.
We are units of consumption and worker bees.
Controlled by a colony of Queens.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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The goal of the zionsits is to obsolete cash so that money can be controlled, monitored, manipulated etc. In all the abrahamic religions, interest rates (usury), and not backing money by gold or silver is outlawed, that is a side issue, but this monitoring of social media sites is just one of the many steps to those means.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Facebooks new story format is even going to give whoever cares a little booklet detailing our lives, our interests, family, friends and associations (right down to how much we like them) from the moment we were born.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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It's easy to avoid that. Get off of Facebook, or don't change to the new format until you are forced to and then jump ship.

I'm currently taking the second approach. Trying to get as many of my friends as possible on Google+.
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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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Hiya. I've got a thread going on about netcentric warfare. One of the postulates put forward on the thread is that an operative on the infosec battleground is more likely to be an independent contractor than a state employee.

I wish I'd put some money that now.

5GW, Netcentric Warfare, And What Every Citizen Should Know About the New Front

Nice find, OP.

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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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I shortly expect an ATS thread complaining about how administration officials read the letters to the editor pages in newspapers...


So here's hte Govt actually looking at what people are saying....and somehow you think that is a bad thing??

If you want the Govt to change something, or do something or not do something, and you say so in a public forum, WTF would you then complain because the Govt actually read it??



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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Yeah, what that ^ guy said. It's a public site, that means everybody gets a peek.



The fact that hiring independent contractors to do your dirty work for you might present a severe conflict of interest as well as expose us to the machinations of double-dealing merc assets, well... Maybe that's something to get uptight about.
edit on 14-1-2012 by mistermonculous because: Juuuust maybe.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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I knew it.

Why the public disclosure?

*It is federal money!

*It either has a budget or is part of a budget which is public info.
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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Does anyone realize whether they are paid or not.. Gov opinion always seems to change with the wind..

The real problem is the CIA admitting to using the same programs to watch the Egypt crisis or plan gov ops.. this is ridiculous.. do u want a unit deployed in your home town because u get a lil peeve about SS or high Gas prices and write a blog where people actually agree..?..

just look at how much they've spent chasing Anon.. whos every other video states that the name is an idea not a person

EDIT: Ey new Idea.. how bout WhiteHOuse.gov starts a forum where we can all by&&*$h and stop monitoring my emails and facebook
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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by FTD Brat
reply to post by sevenseas7
 


It's easy to avoid that. Get off of Facebook, or don't change to the new format until you are forced to and then jump ship.

I'm currently taking the second approach. Trying to get as many of my friends as possible on Google+.
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Cause its only one network right??... Dude.. if it goes to or from ur computer its recorded.. let alone people actually monitoring networks.... Google is huge.. Do u really think they dont have money in there somewhere? Im willing to bet u would have to go hungry in a tin shed with pizz filtered water before u could choose not to support one of these twisted corps tho



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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Any time you sign up for any website you digitally agree to the site's terms and digitally sign a TOS(Terms of Service) that basically states that anything you type becomes LEGAL IP(Intellectual Property) of the site, and you agree to give up the rights and management to that content.

en.wikipedia.org...

Now, how hard is it for one to understand with the aforementioned TOS in legal play, that the US government would then very cleverly strong-arm those rights away from the content provider under a very sharp and incisive legal instrument like The Patriot Act?

Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, ect are just the primitive prototypes wait until they get all their data collected, correlated, categorized for massive agenda based campaigns. You are going to wish it were 1984!



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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I bet the people from this small town are much more upset about this, than moving some job creatin prison to town!



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 01:50 AM
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Originally posted by FTD Brat
reply to post by sevenseas7
 


It's easy to avoid that. Get off of Facebook, or don't change to the new format until you are forced to and then jump ship.

I'm currently taking the second approach. Trying to get as many of my friends as possible on Google+.
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You are missing the whole point....The INTERNET is being watched. The traffic which flows from server to server is being filtered. By you running from Facebook to Google you are basically jumping from the frying pan and into the fire.

Google has one of the most secured backup systems in the world. Information Technology is all about system redundancy. You do not know this but when you are typing your letters via gmail, yahoo, ect there are algorithms that compute your next words and finishes your sentences! This is all done via super computing.

You could remain off the grid and there could be active queries actively looking for you until you "pop-up" in real time. LEO have similar systems at their disposal which actively check for fugitives like this.

en.wikipedia.org...(engineering)

The best way to stay "off the radar" so to speak is through several preventative measures and steps to ensure inactivity and "dead data". A lot of people in the US did not take notice to it, but this past 2010 US Census that was taken by the US government was a very "special" one in that it has introduced a lot of firsts into it via The Patriot Act.



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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Points.
1. If I got off Facebook, who would feed my fish?
2. Posting anything on the intrawebz can and will be subject to monitoring. When you post here or blog elsewhere, you're in effect, self-publishing. Don't like it when the government reads your stuff?
Don't post it.

Simple.



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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I always assume that my stuff is monitored. Particularly when I take an interest in something problematic. Always have. I know how to remain anonymous - I have chosen not too.

Rest assured that I can and have been anonymous.

I think it a smart idea to presume that everything you do is monitored if you are entertaining or concerning enough I suppose. What plays where, to whom, and what are they like.

After the Ghaddaffi affair ( ha ha ) I presume that reality doesn't matter most of the time, and just monitoring what is important to people does.

If you can't control the story, find what sticks with people and run with that.

I'd presume that it was to keep us safe....but then the mafia that I know are in government probably don't give a carp about anyone other than themselves and their own.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Just now seeing your post nine days late, it is quite obvious to me now that you are right.

Google is in the process of changing their user privacy settings and this is now making me consider dropping Google+ as well. My problem now is that I need to find an alternative method of electronic communication. Perhaps I should set up my own encrypted IRC server. Use a rotating key that changes say, every ten hours. Or maybe find a way to play around with CBs and boost the signal.



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