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Education departments, textbook publishers now spying on students' social media accounts

4/15/2015 - One of the globe's biggest publishers of textbooks and other educational materials, which also designed the standardized tests for the new Common Core curriculum, has taken to monitoring the social media accounts of students to see if they discuss their exams. As reported by Fox News, Britain-based...

Pentagon steps up special ops monitoring of social media sites

4/9/2015 - U.S. military special operations forces are elite commandos who are sent on high-risk, high-reward missions all over the world, on a regular basis. As such, they have increasingly turned to a method of open-source intelligence collection that is becoming vital to the success of their missions: The monitoring...

EXCLUSIVE: Federal judge orders entrepreneur to commit his own Facebook identity theft or go to jail

4/7/2015 - In yet another astonishing example of the expanding insanity of the judicial activism sweeping across America, a federal bankruptcy judge in the Southern District of Texas has ordered an individual to commit his own identity theft on Facebook and violate the Facebook terms of service he has agreed to,...

SPECIAL REPORT: Police pre-crime algorithm uses social media posts against you in real time

12/26/2014 - (Story by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton , republished from TruthStreamMedia.com) We have finally reached the moment where Orwell's nightmare in 1984 meets the movie Minority Report. We're living there right now. And, astoundingly, we still hear people saying "Well, I haven't done anything wrong,...

Americans agree: Facebook can't be trusted - join Diaspora for social media that gives you control

12/2/2014 - When a Facebook user updates their status, comments on a post, or sends a message, they are creating open content that can be leveraged by advertisers, analyzed by researchers, or scrutinized by law enforcement. Nothing on Facebook is private, no matter how a person sets their "privacy settings." When...

Seen.is now live: Is this uncensored social media site the next big thing in online free speech?

11/7/2014 - You are now living in an era of extreme censorship of truthful news. All news outlets that engage in real journalism by asking skeptical questions about government, Ebola, national debt, vaccines, GMOs and other "sensitive" topics are systematically censored by all online news aggregators and social...

Social media users' actions can be accurately predicted hours in advance

9/21/2014 - Are social media users turning into predictable social robots? It turns out that most of what people do on their social media profiles can be used to predict their schedule, actions, location and purchasing habits in real life. In fact, new social media algorithms can predict one's actions in advance...

Social media users are more likely to conform to the perceived group opinion, censoring their own unpopular views

9/3/2014 - For any number of reasons, more and more people are beginning to shun social media, but nevertheless, billions of people continue to depend on it for a "daily fix" of interaction, much of it done anonymously. Increasingly, we are finding that, while aspects of that interaction, such as reconnecting...

U.S. military gathered, analyzed user data on social media sites

7/21/2014 - In addition to Facebook, the U.S. military has also funded efforts to record and analyze the activities of users of the world's top social media site and others such as Twitter, according to reports. The Guardian newspaper said that research funded either directly or indirectly by the Department...

Students flood social media with complaints about Michelle Obama's school lunch fiasco

4/24/2014 - Outraged over mandatory new school lunch guidelines that restrict caloric intake to a mere 850 calories per meal, as well as cut out all sorts of common foods in the process, a groundswell of public school students has taken to social media in protest of Michelle Obama's infamous school lunch overhaul....

US government mining social media to track 'health behavior' of Americans

11/6/2013 - Just about every agency of the federal government, not to mention its spy apparatus, is prying apart the Fourth Amendment to get as much information as possible on every man, woman and child, no doubt for some spurious use at some point down the road. The latest episode to this sad, unconstitutional...

Anti-GMO 'Santo' movie appears to have been the victim of an elaborate disinfo campaign involving social media operatives

8/7/2013 - A Natural News investigation has been conducted into the anti-Monsanto movie named "Santo," which has garnered an enormous amount of attention over the past few weeks. (Click here to see the movie preview.) You may be aware that the movie and the filmmaker have been under fire for the past two weeks,...

Worse than meth: Facebook is altering your mind and turning you into a slave

7/3/2013 - Are online social media sites like Facebook, Google+ and others as addictive as some drugs like meth? Yes, say an increasing number of social observers and experts. Their advice? Step away from the computer and do it now, while you still can. Don't get us wrong; we here at NaturalNews understand...

Natural News completes online social media experiment exploring the boundaries of same-sex marriage, racism, sexism and gender

7/2/2013 - After landing myself in some pretty hot water over the past few days running an online social media experiment, I've decided to halt the test and disclose what we've been doing here at Natural News. Yes, it's true: We've been running a social media "stress test" to find out whether internet users could...

Texas employers demand access to social media passwords - sign petition to fight for your privacy

2/24/2013 - A consumer and voter advocacy group has launched an online petition drive seeking support for a pair of bills in the Texas Legislature that would prevent employers from asking employees to provide their passwords to social media sites. The petition's sponsor, SignOn.org, which is associated with...

Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are an elaborate CIA spying scheme

12/28/2012 - They are convenient, relatively easy to use, and help millions of people around the world stay connected with family and friends, at least digitally. But social media portals like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being exposed as what appear to be bait-and-switch spying networks funded, and potentially...

Excessive social media use leads to depression

12/8/2012 - If you engage in many hours' worth of media consumption every day, or use multiple forms of media all at the same time on a regular basis, you could be making yourself prone to depression. These are the findings of a new study out of Michigan State University (MSU), which found that excessive media...

New social media app maps out sites of drone strikes

12/5/2012 - Now, it may be possible to keep track of the global war on terror in real time using a new app that lets you keep track of the latest U.S. drone strikes, though its developers warn it is not an app for the faint of heart. The app, called "Dronestagram," is part of a new project that utilizes the...

Homeland Security plots ways to spy on Americans through social media surveillance

11/22/2012 - The Constitution's once-solid privacy protections are about to take another hit under a new Department of Homeland Security initiative to spy on Americans via social media networks - all in the name of keeping us safe, of course. Under the ruse of collecting and analyzing "health-related data," DHS...

State department seeking to turn social media users into global government spies

3/17/2012 - In an ongoing effort to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in these unstable times, a top State Department official has proposed using social media as a way to keep track of the world's most destructive devices. Rose Gottemoeller, acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control, sees the...

FBI seeks developer for app to track threats on social media

2/24/2012 - By now it should be painfully obvious that those who mean to rule us will use any method necessary in order to keep the unwashed masses under their control, regardless of whether that quaint historic document known as our Constitution permits it. But just in case you didn't know, the FBI sent out...

New study finds social media is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol

2/15/2012 - Do you consistently decline getting involved with Facebook, Twitter, or any other other social network scheme? Don't let others make you feel guilty. You may be relieved to know you've made the right decision about refusing more social obligations than are worth handling. A new study has discovered...

Join the social media revolt against government raids on raw milk

8/5/2011 - In conjunction with the Weston A. Price Foundation and the creators of the Farmageddon movie (www.FarmageddonMovie.com), NaturalNews is spearheading an online social media revolt against the FDA's insidious assaults on raw milk and raw dairy farms. You can join in the revolution by tweeting the hash...

Spontaneous social media revolution erupts, thousands say 'f*&% you' to Washington

7/26/2011 - Users of the popular social media site Twitter know that "trending" topics, or popular topics that are being "tweeted" about often on the site, are typically accompanied by "hash tags" that help better categorize and popularize them. Tweets about natural health, for instance, may contain "#naturalhealth"...

Social media addiction can ruin your health

9/28/2010 - Constantly updating your Facebook status, Twittering your every move and spying on your friends, relatives and coworkers who are doing the same things, can increase stress levels, ruin sleep patterns and even degrade meaningful personal relationships, according to a new study out of Harrisburg University...

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