Social media empowering dictatorship? reports :

National Defense University researchers are encouraging the U.S. Defense Department to develop a strategy to use social media to strengthen national security.

Translation: to support government surveillance of citizens. This is supported by:

[Mark Drapeau, National Defense University associate research fellow] has called on the Defense Department to develop a comprehensive strategy for utilizing social-media technologies to support U.S. government strategic security objectives.

As if they haven’t already, get ready for government employees to be following your twitter feed…
Social media tools could support security