WEB Notes: Basically turning people into super snoops, as if monitoring your digital data was not enough. Listen to what your president said, “No government is going to have the capacity to read every person’s texts or [posts on] social media.” Obviously they are doing this already or trying to do it. With technology allowing for the easy sorting of files based on metadata that is available to all of us for free including sorting photos by faces automatically. I am more than sure the government is able to sort out our digital data if they so choose.
The White House announced a plan Wednesday to help prevent Americans from falling prey to violent ideologies of the sort that drove mass killings in New York, San Bernardino, Calif., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Orlando in the past year.
The effort, which is being overseen by the Department of Homeland Security, is short on details and new funding. It seeks to mobilize teams of teachers, mental health professionals and community leaders to deal with a problem that offers few easy solutions.
“This is a different kind of challenge,” Obama said after the San Bernardino shootings in December. “No government is going to have the capacity to read every person’s texts or [posts on] social media.” In most cases, the shooters are radicalized over the Internet without ever communicating directly with members of the Islamic State, al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups.