The information will be optional, for now, but the proposed change published by the US Federal Register states that “collecting social media data will enhance the existing investigative process and provide Department of Homeland Security (DHS) greater clarity and visibility to possible nefarious activity and connections by providing an additional tool set which analysts and investigators may use to better analyze and investigate the case.”
The proposal is currently under consultation, with US government taking comments until 22 August.
The change forms part of the plan by the US DHS to scrutinise social media activity of visa applicants and those wishing to enter the country, following the San Bernardino killings in California, in which social media profiles formed part of the investigations along with an iPhone 5C.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
We're gonna build a big beautiful Facebook wall and your personal privacy will pay for it
It's like Uber but for Trump-style fascism.. except it's techy so that makes it okay and popular.