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White House Has Secret Plan To Harvest Personal Data From Social Networking Websites

By on 9.1.09 | 7:46PM

It never ends. Every day a new outrage about the Obama administration comes to light. Each new outrage sounds like fiction. Who could dream up this stuff?

Now today we learn that the National Legal and Policy Center has "uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites."

The Obama administration plans to capture comments, tag lines, emails, audio, and video on websites including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others.

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