WEB Notes: What makes these creepers think it is okay to monitor your account? Well, they are public, so if they want to do it they can. Even so, government much less, local government launching something like this is a little disturbing.
West Sacramento is the first city to launch a controversial new program that watches what people post about it online.
The pilot project gives city leaders a look at what’s trending in the city, whether it’s good or bad. It’s also creating privacy concerns around how the data is being used.
When a wave of mailbox thefts hit the city last year, people complained about it on social media, and West Sacramento was watching. City leaders were alerted to the community concerns by a new system.