Thursday, April 14, 2016

Government To Sift Social Media Posts For Background Checks

The Office of Personnel Management is preparing for a pilot program to automatically track public social media postings of people applying for security clearances.

OPM is conducting market research to find companies that can perform automated social media tracking and other types of Web crawling as part of the background investigation process, according to an April 8 request for information posted online. Responses from interested companies are due by April 15.

OPM is looking for companies that can automatically browse “publicly available electronic information,” which includes information posted to news and media sites; Facebook, Twitter and other social media postings; blog postings; online court records, updates to photo and video-sharing sites; and information gleaned from online e-commerce sites, such as Amazon and eBay.

Read the rest here 


Remember this?

OPM notifies 3.7 million cyber attack victims about data protection services

I got a notification letter that some asshole in China or wherever may or may not have my sensitive information. Won't know until it happens or doesn't... 

Basically, what this Social Media scouring does is start a data web of intel on suspected spies, independent thinkers, and suspected civil disobedience partakers. Whistleblowers who have had enough of the bullshit and decide to go public with their findings will have already had a data web file on them mixed in among them too. 

All I suggest is that you remember the Eye of Sauron sees everything.


Be prepared to answer for your words and actions if you are ever called on them...  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Trust me, I am prepared