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"White House collects Web users' data without notice"
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Submitted by partypup on September 22, 2009 - 1:14am
Once again, you just can't make this s**t up. I am tempted to post this on Huffington for entertainment purposes, just to watch the Kool Aid drinkers spin and rationalize the steady drip-drip-drip of their civil liberties leaking out of a broken bottle of *HOPE*:
"The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.
Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the White House signaled that it would insist on open dealings with Internet users and, in fact, should feel obliged to disclose that it is collecting such information.
The National Legal and Policy Center, a government ethics watchdog, said archiving the sites would have a "chilling effect" on Web site users who might wish to leave comments critical of the administration."
In other words, even if you haven't "friended" Obama, the man will still have access to all of your personal information and any comments - positive or otherwise - that you make about him or him policies.
How's the *hope* and *change* working out for you, comrades?
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