A post appeared on many Facebook pages last night alerting users of that social media site to what appears to be a spying operation being orchestrated by those in control of the algorithms at Facebook. Apparently what happens is that the site managers collect every post with the word "Obama" in it then re-post it on a special page for Obama 2012.
It would take a lot of time and skill to confirm or deny this shocking news, but in consideration of Facebook's apology yesterday after being exposed for collecting data from its subscribers even after they had "logged off" of the website, nothing should come as a surprise.
Facebook has admitted that it monitors the web pages visited by its members even if they are not logged onto Facebook at the time. This data is then collected to be sold to advertisers who then analyze the interests of computer users so they can market to them in a more targeted fashion.
Couple all of this with the news that GM was caught tracking your every move even if you closed your "OnStar" account, and one has to wonder: Is the era of Big Brother here in more ways than we even know about?