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February 16th, 2012
03:19 PM ET

Uncle Sam is watching your tweets

Be mindful of your social media postings, Homeland security is watching. CNN's Lizzy O'Leary reports.

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  1. Barbara

    This is all due to the Patriot Act...It is lawful...according to this act which was just renewed. The time to pay attention and worry about your 'privacy' is when these laws are being developed...Somehow...I think there are SO many important issues to 'worry' about at the moment...rather than who is watching you. This has gone on for years and years. At least in the Bush Era...the computer 'beeped' when the information was perused...:)

    February 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  2. Bob

    I know the government can look at anything they want we are talking right now about homeland security. I believe most people are just voicing their oppinions on matters. What homeland security should be doing in sealing our boarders and protecting the United States and protecting Americans, I would believe that is their most important mission. How many Americans have been kidnapped and killed in America and Mexico? How many boarder patrol officers have ben killed or put in jail for doing their jobs. This is a very bad situation and should be addressed immediatley. I hear muslim terrorists are working with the drug cartels to enter the United States with the assistance of the drug cartels and human traffickers. What does homeland security mean? I would think in means securing our homeland. I think at this time in history our government should sease all immigration and get all of the illegals out of our country. This would help open up millions of jobs for the American people who have lost jobs and save billions of dollars in aid to illegals that shouldn't be here in the first place. Why do we help other countries with their problems before taking care of the American people right here at home? I hope our leaders read this post. God Bless America we need it.

    February 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  3. kandee

    I completely agree with Bob. Wish I had Never Tweeted........Do think I will stop then at least they can't read any more...however I will be watching and trying to "hear" the #Drone Invasion in the name of "Homeland Security" this "United" States of America which is "Free" Country...

    Right Bob.

    February 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  4. Victor

    CLearly no one was paying attention when the library of congress said they would years ago. Surprise Suprise.

    The question is are they actively connecting/engaging with users to draw a psychological profile for/from them?

    If so how does this work in the perview of there (public )office. Since private companines will have a privacy protection that the government would not be able to so easily hide behind. ?

    February 17, 2012 at 12:35 am |
  5. akeem

    Safety is essential to the citizens of America. If the U.S. Govt needs to monitor comments on facebook and twitter; i believe its for our advantage. Like Lizzy said throw in the privacy mode if you want you comment hidden. #Teamsafety

    February 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  6. B Coz

    Up here in Canada we have a new bill being put forth that lets the government have free rein on internet privacy, no warrant needed???

    February 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  7. tom

    Way to spark paranoia with a catchy headline. Tweets are public unless you specifically protect them, so if you didn't want to tweet something out to the entire world ... don't do it in the first place.

    February 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm |

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