The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is soliciting bids to build a system to monitor not only blogs and newspaper articles about it, but also even conversations on Facebook and Twitter.  The Fed wants to "identify and reach out" to bloggers and influencers.  And what?  Send us to the Gulag??  Where's the ACLU when we really need it?  For that matter, where's Congress?

Here is the RFP:

Here is an article about the Fed initiative.