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Posts Tagged ‘social media

DHS lied to Congress about tracking Americans on social media

April 20, 2012

One of the nation’s leading electronic privacy groups claimed this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) misled members of Congress during a February 16th hearing on whether the Department is paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to keep tabs on protected free speech and dissent against government policies on the Internet. The Electronic […]

Occupy protests spread to cities worldwide

October 15, 2011

Thousands of people across the world railed against corporate power, grinding poverty, and government cuts as the Occupy Wall Street movement spread to the streets of Europe, Asia and Australia. United for Global Change — the central site for the movement organizing worldwide protests — said 951 cities in 82 countries were to take part […]

US spies manipulate Facebook and Twitter and other social media users

March 18, 2011

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle […]