Jan 102019
 January 10, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes:

The U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) and the TSA claim they need to secretly spy on everyone’s social media accounts so they can understand a person’s relationship with their friends, family and the government.
According to a DHS report published last month, nothing can stop the Border Patrol or the TSA from secretly spying on everyone’s social media accounts.
“In order to conduct a complete investigation, it is necessary for DHS/CBP to collect and review large amounts of data in order to identify and understand relationships between individuals, entities, threats and events, and to monitor patterns of activity over extended periods of time that may be indicative of criminal, terrorist, or other threat.”

Read more on MassPrivate I.

  One Response to “Border Patrol and the TSA allowed to secretly spy on everyone’s social media accounts”

  1. CBP finalizes rules for social media surveillance:

    Is suspicionless spying on what US citizens, foreign residents, visitors to the US, and their families, friends and associates do and say on social media an “essential” function of the US government?

    More than a year later, on December 27, 2018 — a week after the Federal government had partially shut down, and during a holiday week when fewer people than usual would be scrutinizing the Federal Register — the DHS finalized the proposed Privacy Act exemptions for CIRS.

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