DHS to Watch Social Media and Web sites for Possible Terror/Disaster Info – Palmetto Scoop

If you’re an active member of the microblogging service Twitter and you’re discussing the Vancouver Winter Olympics, then be warned: Big brother is watching you… and they’re not afraid to admit it.

The Department of Homeland Security on Friday filed a privacy impact statement that revealed it is monitoring user activity on social media sites like Twitter, as well as posts and comments and a number of websites, to thwart potential terror threats and get information on possible disaster situations.