Feb 102012
 February 10, 2012  Posted by  Govt, Online, Surveillance

Steve Watson writes:

A privacy advocacy group has swayed Congress to hold a hearing next week into the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of monitoring social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as media reports and organizations, including The Drudge Report.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently obtained close to 300 pages of documents, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, detailing the federal agency’s “intelligence gathering” practices on the web.

Read more on Infowars.

Thanks to John Holstein for alerting me to this story.

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