Instead of Clicking the “Like” Button on Facebook, Click the “Spy” Button

Spying takes place everywhere. It happens in hotels, on street corners, in libraries, in newsrooms, in universities and on social media. Yes, social media.

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are populated with hundreds of millions of users. Not surprisingly, many of these are spies working on behalf of governments and other organizations, including terrorist organizations. Think about what this type of spying can accomplish. Spies can learn about interests, relationships, travel, networks, relationships and more, much more.

In March 2010, the US Government released documents detailing online/social network spying activities. Be sure to click on the training course link. Amazing stuff.

In fact, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Microsoft and other companies have policies and procedures in place to address law enforcement “spying” on their users. Of course, the serves a purpose when really bad people who want to hurt others need to be uncovered, but this is undoubtedly a slippery slope.


About Christopher Metcalf - Author

Christopher Metcalf is the author of Lance Priest / Preacher novels. Lance "Preacher" Priest is a spy, a killer, a human chameleon. He is the CIA's perfect weapon who lives by one simple rule -- there are no rules. Spies and Lies is a blog dedicated to espionage, the art and science of lying and occasional creative writing.
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