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 October 13, 2010  Online, Surveillance

Ryan Tate writes:

Federal agents are infiltrating social networks via sneaky friend requests and monitoring them via a special command center, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Who cares? Well, prospective citizens, for one.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a memo, below, encouraging agents to exploit the “narcissistic tendencies” of Facebook users and to “friend” prospective citizens on the social network, hoping targets wouldn’t realize they’d let a federal agent investigate their profiles for evidence of fraud, like a sham marriage.

Read more on Gawker.

  One Response to “Inside the Government’s Facebook Spy Operation”

  1. Now you can use Facebook but still keep your messages private. And you don’t have to depend on Facebook privacy settings. Just ‘CLOAK’ your messages with your own private keyword using the free CloakGuard browser plugin. This garbles your message and only the people you’ve shared your keyword with (and not Facebook) can read your messages.

    Free Cloakguard plugin for Facebook available from:
    Download – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/194385/
    Demo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4qN3TBqx08

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