Twitter, Facebook now tools for Big Brother

by - April 05, 2012

Uncle Sam wants to read your tweets and Facebook updates — and, in some cases, already scours your feeds.

Federal agencies have realized they can mine social media for intel to help thwart potential terrorist strikes, keep tabs on domestic protests and better help citizens after a natural disaster. But privacy groups are clamoring for Congress to intervene, likening it to Big Brother.

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