FBI to increase monitoring of Twitter and Facebook, seeks help building new surveillance app

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."


  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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