I came across this post titled “Revealed: The FBI Wants to Monitor Social Media” from http://mashable.com/2012/01/26/fbi-social-media-monitoring/.
The FBI is looking to develop a web application that can monitor social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, in order to gain better real-time intelligence about current or potential future security threats or situations.
This plan was inadvertently revealed by the FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center (SOIC) in a market research request for a “Social Media Application.”
The eagle-eyed New Scientist picked up on the request, which aims to “determine the capabilities of the IT industry to provide a social media application.” Continue reading Whats your opinion! FBI to monitor social media