From the Guardian: "Earlier this month the FBI quietly published a request for information (RFI) looking for companies that might help it build a new social network monitoring system looking at "publicly available" information. Contractors have until 10 February to suggest solutions."

10 Responses to “FBI to increase monitoring of Twitter and Facebook, seeks help building new surveillance app”

  1. Phil Fot says:

    So there you go everyone. Time to begin using pseudonyms and anonymizing proxies.

  2. I’m actually kind of surprised this didn’t happen sooner. They have no comprehensive system for monitoring publicly available data, and social networking services have been around for how long?

  3. ndaa-who is to watch, what you say and may do-

  4. dross1260 says:

    Palantir not working?

  5. Andrew Singleton says:

    Here’s a suggestion. Stop wasting the money I put in as taxes on things like this and start going after people who /actually/ need putting away.

  6. SoItBegins says:

    Given the way twitter acts as an aggregator, they’d be just as well off using the ‘search’ function of the website.

  7. Todd Bradley says:

    That’s so easy it’s laughable. ¬†Guarantee the FTC won’t squawk when Google buys Twitter and Facebook, and you’ll get the rest for free.

  8. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    Were they unhappy with all of the money DHS wasted with General Dynamics monitoring everything for them?

  9. buster_friendly says:

    Hmm, let me see if there’s anything I can do to help….. No, I guess not.

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