Like to fire off scathing emails to the White House telling those maroons running the show just what you think about this Obamacare nonsense? Enjoy posting your pithy comments regarding the hard left swing the federal government has taken since January 2009 on the various social networking sites connected to this administration such as Twitter, Myspace, Facebook and their Youtube channel? Think that what you have to say goes unnoticed? Think your postings are private and anonymous?
Team Obama has hired a company that will scrape and collect every last bit of information off these sites and archive them for future use. Though the O gang says they are required by law to save these comments reality is more likely the information will be used for political purposes after all David Axlerod and Rahm Emanuel are sure to be behind this effort and we know how these two veteran far left Chicago political hacks work.
Bottom line, if you don’t like what is happening with your government but don’t want your comments, moniker and even your IP address collected and stored by this administration you shouldn’t be posting or sending anything anywhere that is connected to the White House and this is exactly what these leftist thugs want. Clearly these clowns have a real problem with opposition and will do whatever they think they can to stifle any dissent when it comes to Obama and the Democrat Congress’ agenda.
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washingtontimes.com–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 White House has not been adequately transparent, particularly on how it makes use of new social media techniques, such as this example,” he said.
Defenders of the White House actions said the Presidential Records Act requires that the administration gather the information and that it was justified in taking the additional step of asking a private contractor to “crawl and archive” all such material. Nicholas Shapiro, a White House spokesman, declined to say when the practice began or how much the new contract would cost.
Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for National Archives and Records Administration, said the presidential records law applies to “social media” and to public comments “received by the president or immediate staff.”…………