June 3, 2014 3:14 pm -

The Secret Service will acquire software that will allow it to monitor social media in real time.

In a work order posted on Monday, the agency details information the tool will collect — ranging from emotions of Internet users to old Twitter messages.

Its capabilities will include “sentiment analysis,” “influencer identification,” “access to historical Twitter data,” “ability to detect sarcasm,” and “heat maps” or graphics showing user trends by color intensity, agency officials said.

The automated technology will “synthesize large sets of social media data” and “identify statistical pattern analysis” among other objectives, officials said.

The tool also will have the “functionality to send notifications to users,” they said.

Good! More “friends” and followers, amirite?

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Secret Service Buying Software To Monitor Social Networks

  1. granpa.usthai June 3rd, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    will the SS come knocking on our door @ 3 AM if we make any comments about this post?
    I’m really way out, but posting as granpa JIC.

    Alan tricked me into it.

    • fahvel June 4th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      gramps, they’re gonna come and get every liberal voice on this site in particular – too many intelligent people with maybe a lesser degree of paranoid fear.

  2. fahvel June 4th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    and if the american people allow this they deserve it. The fewar that l’il bush inserted into the once rather envious american life styles has destroyed a real objective for many many people throughout the world.

  3. mea_mark June 4th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Does this mean the Government will finally listen to me?