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Homeland Security Watching For Sham Marriages on Facebook

How to Keep a Sham Marriage a Secret From the Feds

Start with staying off Facebook! Homeland Security is using social networks to keep tabs on couples believed to be in fraudulent marriages, particularly for immigration.

The idea capitalizes on people's online narcissistic tendencies — they must have seen this Venn diagram. National Security agents can friend suspected people without revealing their identity (another reason not to friend someone you don't know!). Once in a network, agents are privy to a trusted inner circle and able to observe day-to-day life through friends, photos, and wall conversations, making it easier to spot marriages of convenience.

Guess my dating-site idea to match people by the country they'd like to move to is a no-go?

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babayaga11235813 babayaga11235813 5 years
If government and companies keep this up, social networking is going to change...and not for the better. It will probably end up like a self-updating page saying, "See! See! I'm a good ciziten"/"Look! I'm not making any trouble."
starbucks2 starbucks2 5 years
Yeah, basically the only proof of us being together is that it says 'in a relationship with' I don't do the 'love you so much, baby' status updates. I think their annoying.
Carri Carri 5 years
You'd think there would be more important things to do.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 5 years
Uhhh I never talk to my husband on Facebook, because we talk in real life, and I never post about him, because I think that's annoying and extremely uninteresting to everyone else. I also barely have any pictures of myself and especially not both of us on there, again, because who wants to see a hundred pictures of the same person? I mostly upload pictures of landscapes or other random stuff I take pictures of. So if someone spied on my Facebook, they'd totally think I'm in a convenience marriage.
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