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You're Not Paranoid, The Police Are Watching

You're Not Paranoid, The Police Are Watching

TOMS RIVER – The next time you post a message or status update to social media, choose your words carefully: the Ocean County Sheriff's Office is watching.

Since the fall, the sheriff's office has been using software called Geofeedia to monitor and collect all tweets, Facebook and other social media posts sent from smartphones and other mobile devices inside Ocean County, with an eye toward thwarting crime. Other law enforcement offices do the same, though most are reluctant to talk about their efforts.

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