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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it is expanding the kinds of information it collects on immigrants to include social media activity and search histories. The new policy will take effect October 18. The new announcement explicitly speaks of tracking immigrants' Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts — although specific search engines aren't mentioned (the phrase "search results" is used three times), leaving it unclear which search engines the DHS will target, and how it intends to obtain the results.
Moreover, the DHS will update record source categories to include publicly available information obtained from the internet, public records, public institutions, interviewees, commercial data providers, and information obtained and disclosed "pursuant to information sharing agreements."
originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: JinMI
Sad undesired measure that goes in accordance with the current situation. We should wait for the results to see if it was a good decision. I understand this are bad news for liberals, illegals and everybody else in the middle.
originally posted by: pheonix358
Well, if they are illegal immigrants then ... do the laws (that apply to citizens) actually apply to them. Why would an illegal expect to be even allowed to take the case to court. They have no citizen rights or ... they shouldn't have.
On the wider issue of police state surveillance, it is just another micro destruction of the rights of all citizens.
originally posted by: Spider879
a reply to: JinMI
This is the real damage done as of 911, get Americans to trade freedom for security , and there isn't one party at least major ones you can turn to as an alternative.
Terrorist seemed to have won or winning, no mass invasion needed.