Monday, February 2, 2015

The FBI Loves Facebook

The FBI has not officially expressed its glee about the benefits of social media and its mosh pit of juicy tips. However, it seems that our top cops find a trove of treasures from this global habit.

However, drunken frat boys who boast of gang rapes on their Pages are not the target of that illustrious group. The Feds go in for the heavier stuff, like recipes for bombs posted by the jihadist bunch - or young men disenfranchised by high school bullies and own enough firepower to take down a herd of elephants.

Not unlike the FBI, parents also find Facebook a great source of information about their children's doings (ET phone home).

We are a country of innocents, so accustomed to freedom of speech that our every thought can be paraded to the many with no fear of reprisal. Although this is a blessing, revelations about the extent of NSA eavesdropping should give us pause.

Many countries have found themselves turned upside down; populations displaced with very little warning as military coups or election fraud place unsavory characters at the helm. Guarding our freedoms becomes more complex in the Information Age, where data true or false attains near-immortality on the internet.

The adage, "Don't post anything on Facebook you wouldn't want your grandmother to read," also applies to our friendly eavesdroppers on the governmental level. So just in case you are listening, here it is, for all the world to see.

I fully support a Free Tibet so Chinese censors, eat your heart out. I love the peacemakers, no matter whose side they are on. And last but not least, I reserve the right to stand up for what serves humanity, and to oppose that which does not.

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