Feds using social media for security clearances

This article based on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Freedom of Information Acts has uncovered several covert uses of social networking by the federal goverment.

The Office of Director of National Intelligence released a study showing internet searches conducted for purposes of uncovering “noteworthy” information on potential security clearance candidates.  These searches looked at whether candidates had posted too much information about themselves or their work or had shared photos portraying illegal drug use on social networking sites.  EFF promises more information on the government’s use of social networking in coming days.

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