By Andrew Kreig
Are you feeling friendly? Perhaps you’d like to meet Holly Weber, below, or others like her through their Facebook, Linked-In and Twitter accounts.
Or maybe recent news has prompted you to get active in politics — or even to protest in some way? Demonstrations outside the White House this weekend in Washington, DC prompted mass jailings of environmentalists who oppose President Obama’s approval of a trans-continental pipeline they fear as a threat to clean water. Even larger mass protests against Democrats and Republicans are shaping up this fall in the city because of opposition to the major parties on such issues as jobs, Social Security and Medicare, war spending, taxes and civil liberties.
Here’s the bottom line: Be careful, whatever your views.
New evidence emerged in Washington late last week of sophisticated phishing and similar surveillance plots. The snitch scams were reportedly run by government-affiliated IT contractors to obtain personal information from those who criticize federal officials or key members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Holly Weber, the lovely University of Denver alumn, for example, does not exist — except as avatar.