File this one under “It Could Never Happen Here:”
A top government defense contractor revealed it created software that can sift through social media sites to collect information from “trillions of entities” in order to reasonably predict a person’s next move.
They sell it in the name of “national security,” but the truth is, this and many other tracking/surveillance programs are designed to track and control EVERY American (and illegal, as well).
[Note: to all you "conservative" law-and-order types out there, this is how "conservatives" are sold on the progressive notion of big government. Where you will reject government intrusions in the name of welfare and social justice, you will accept it in the name of the security and defense. All I ask is that you watch for this and try to focus on principles rather than issues -- so you'll be better prepared to spot and deal with these sort of deceptions when you encounter them.]