More creepiness from the Obama campaign and the Democrats. They are now doing community organizing on facebook, and your friends may be helping them.
Imagine having a friend on Facebook who matches up your privately shared data to a public voting record — then flags you for more frequent campaign calls and contacts.
That’s exactly what the Democratic party is doing. The upcoming presidential campaigns are eager to get their hands on the treasure trove of voter data that 900 million users have voluntarily posted on Facebook. Enter Social Organizing, a new tool developed by Democratic activist group NGP VAN. Using it, your friends can log in to Facebook and tell the service about you. You can then be added to a caller database, pinged for ads and harassed during the entire election.
Many users think the information they post to Facebook cannot legally or ethically leave the site’s confines, noted Roger Kay, a technology analyst with Endpoint Technologies. They may be in for a surprise.
“[Facebook] was born on the idea of taking information about people and making it available to others … With political information, this sharing has become a notch more like selling out your friends,” Kay told FoxNews.com. (Read More)
Geez, they call themselves friends? The article goes on to note how they win badges and prizies for giving away their friends’ information. With friends like that, who needs enemies?