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Tweet, Tweet.Who’s That? It’s the FBI!

Written by Gary North on February 1, 2012

The FBI is now planning to monitor Twitter.


It is trying to find out if social media can provide intelligence tips.

What kind of software would do this?  The FBI does not know. I’ll bet some enterprising soul will figure out a way to convince them that he has what they need.

The US domestic law enforcement agency is asking information technology contractors about the feasibility of building a tool that would “enhance its techniques for collecting and sharing ‘open source’ actionable intelligence.”

The January 19 open request was published on a website offering federal business opportunities and was first reported by New Scientist magazine.

The FBI said it is seeking an “open source and social media alert, mapping and analysis application solution” for its Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC).

Why am I skeptical that this will pan out for the FBI? Is it because I don’t think most programmers know how to analyze normal people’s motives? Yes.

“Social media has become a primary source of intelligence because it has become the premier first response to key events and the primal alert to possible developing situations,” the FBI request said.

It coiuld also have said, “we will make you rich if you can persuade us that you can find specific needles in large haystacks.”

“Intelligence analysts will often use social media to receive the first tip-off that a crisis has occurred,” it said.

It sounds good. Is there any evidence that the FBI has cracked a major case this way? Not yet.

In addition, it would have to be able “to immediately translate into English, tweets and any other open forum publically available social media captured in a foreign language.

I think looking for a programmer who can deliver the goods is like looking for a 5,000 needles in a haystack. Not one of them can deliver.

But the bureaucrats keep trying to monitor us.

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  2. There is already something like that right now, look up the Web bot project.

  3. Some of us ARE awake now (thank goodness). And we've got to keep thinking in terms of using SPECIFIC alternatives, SPECIFIC counter-offensive tactics, against the growth of the Messianic State — and sharing them with our grassroots conservative friends and families.

    Remember Harry Browne's book, How I Found Freedom in An Unfree World. Much of what he advised was about being creative and finding alternatives instead of just readily giving up. Didn't Jesus Himself get frustrated with his own followers because they simply could not, or would not, "play chess" (as Donald Trump says conservatives are guilty of in their ongoing conflicts against progressive liberals)? Yet He Himself outwitted the obnoxious authorities and evil elites of His time; He was clever AND pure and righteous.

    So, let's have some faith and don't be so quick to become paralyzed with blind fear. Search for, or figure out and share, a SPECIFIC alternative or two. So Twitter is being censored? "No worries, there's an easy workaround":