The Socially-Responsible FBI
Is the FBI monitoring your social networking accounts? Recently, the Feds wrote a public memo to the tech world at large in search of a company to help them design an app to "continuously monitor networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace." Though the FBI has clarified that "the application will not focus on specific persons or protected groups, but on words that relate to 'events' and 'crisis,' and activities constituting violations of federal criminal law or threats to national security," they are hoping to use the technology not only to track crisis events as they unfold but also to "predict future actions taken by bad actors." Watch your mouths out there.