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Government Sued Over Social Media Surveillance Tactics

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Consumer watchdog group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has initiated a lawsuit against multiple U.S. government agencies for failure to disclose their policies regarding the use of social media for surveillance. According to the filing, the government has been making use of social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and Twitter to aid in various investigations where the crimes range from the relatively minor infringement of underage drinking to more serious endeavors, such as the coordination of protesters during the G-20 summit.

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