US Government Urges Agents To Befriend Suspects On Facebook

Recently released government documents reveal that agents are encouraged to befriend suspects using social networks such as Facebook, among others. “Narcissistic tendencies in many people fuels a need to have a large group of “friends” link to their pages and many of these people accept cyber-friends that they don’t even know. This provides an excellent vantage point for FDNS to observe the daily life of beneficiaries and petitioners who are suspected of fraudulent activities.” So nice that this information comes out right at the same time that Bing makes searching social by partnering with Facebook, isn’t it? And remember, this is the same government which made “significant privacy missteps” with the Secure Flight Program. Happy Hallowe’en from Casper, your spooky Facebook friend. Oh, and be sure to obey the speed limit, too.

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