Planning to make a joke on Twitter about bombing something? You might want to reconsider: according to a report from Britain, two British tourists were detained and then denied entry into the U.S. recently after they joked about destroying America and digging up Marilyn Monroe. The fact that the Department of Homeland Security and other authorities — including the FBI — are monitoring social media like Twitter and Facebook isn’t that surprising.
The FBI is looking for curation tools to curate Facebook, MySpace and Twitter... maybe the current tools fail authorities, as we can see!
Don't they do some background profiling before arresting and questioning people btw? Here was the joke... you'll be the judge:
He had posted on his Tweeter website account that he was coming to the United States to dig up the grave of Marilyn Monroe… Also on his tweeter account Mr Bryan posted that he was coming to destroy America.
In one way, i am glad the FBI, homeland security and anti-terrorism units from all around the world keep a close eye on what's being said or shared online, on the other end, i feel like i am being watched by Google, Facebook, my cell phone company, my car GPS, and now THEM on top of it... there is no more privacy, really.