The Department of Homeland Security wants to be your “friend” whether you invite them or not.
Federal agents are looking to use social networking more as a source of intelligence. An article in Computer World reports the government is actually behind the times when it comes to the cyber social scene.
DHS is in the process of crafting guidelines for monitoring. They seem to be responding to a wake-up call after social networks played such a huge roll in Egypt and other uprisings in the Middle East this year. So the next time you post that status or send that tweet, make room for big brother, he’s moving back in.
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Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.