Obama Collecting Web Users’ Data – and not telling them 09/16/2009Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Government.
Tags: Government, obama
So, the White House is collecting information from Web users without their consent and archiving it under the guise of the Presidential Records Act. Said act states that “presidential records” are defined as “created or received by the president, his immediate staff or a unit or individual of the Executive Office of the President whose function is to advise and assist the president, in the course of conducting activities which relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President.”
This information they’re collecting? From Facebook. And Twitter. And YouTube. MySpace. Etc.
First off, how much is archiving these comments, pictures, and videos costing taxpayers? The “transparent” White House isn’t exposing that. Also, if the White House is “transparent” as Obama promised, then why aren’t the Web users being informed and asked consent when their comments/pictures/videos are archived in the Presidential Records?