Wednesday, September 02, 2009

All Your Comments, Names, Addresses: Obama's Brave New Statism

Another Obama/Soviet Union venture. It's another in a series of disturbing information-grabs which fit into the Statist mindset in the White House.

NLPC 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 information to be captured includes comments, tag lines, emails, audio, and video. The targeted sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others – any space where the White House “maintains a presence.

Well. That's rather comprehensive.

...In the course of investigating procurement by the White House New Media office, NLPC discovered a 51-page solicitation of bids that was filed on Friday, August 21, 2009. Filed as Solicitation # WHO-S-09-0003, it is posted at

[The RFQ includes]

...extremely broad secrecy terms preventing the vendor from disclosing to the public or the media what information is being captured and archived

...capturing of comments by both Obama critics and supporters, with no restriction as to how the White House would use the information

First the Administration solicited tattling. Then they assembled email addresses without consent (or even knowledge of the addresses' owner.)

Now this?

Who the Hell do these people think they are?


Shoebox said...

Wouldn't you think if he really was a messiah he might be omnisicient enough to already know all of our email addresses?

Neo-Con Tastic said...

"Who the Hell do these people think they are?"

I think that question can be used on BOTH sides of this story. Frankly, the WH probably uses this question everyday.

Billiam said...

Funny. And those lefties cried about Bush. Obama will show them how it's done. What a piece of crap.

RAG said...

Intesting how I get all this spam from James Carville, Poresch, etc. Duh...I mean, I only held elective office as a Republican.