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IRS to monitor Facebook, Twitter for tax cheats

Is the IRS about to get too close for comfort? New reports brought to light by one privacy and data security expert suggest that this tax filing season the Internal Revenue Service may be monitoring social media for any clues of tax cheats. According to Kristen Mathews, a partner attorney at law firm Proskauer Rose LLP who specializes in privacy and data security, there are reports that the IRS will be checking into individual Facebook and Twitter accounts for improprieties.

FBI Stepping Up Monitoring of Social Media

Source: All Gov. The Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) is creating a spy system that will allow it to monitor social media websites, including Facebook and Twitter. FBI analysts are hoping to pick up tips about future terrorist threats by examining “publicly available” material from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, as well as national and local television news, including Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. The bureau intends to zero in on keywords relating to terrorism, surveillance operations, online crime and other criminal matters....

Could You Turn Them Away?

This past weekend during the chat we have on Twitter which is #Preppertalk; an interesting question was asked. The question was.. “What will you do when strangers come to your door looking for food?”. Of course this is during or after a SHTF event. My immediate thought was to turn them away, as this is a result of what we have read about in the many places. We will get into this later. The conversation went very well and the information many of the folks provided was very helpful. While there are no right or wrong answers, it made me...

Preppers On Twitter

If you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the preparedness talk by using the hash tag #preppertalk. There is a wealth of information from folks all over the world. You never know what you may learn or stumble across. You can even share your information with others. Input is always welcome. Have fun!!