FBI proposal outlines plans for large scale collection of social media data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning to step up its efforts to monitor social media platforms more aggressively in order to detect potential threats. The move, according to the Wall Street Journal, clashes with Facebook’s privacy policies and “possibly its attempts to comply with a record $5 billion settlement with the U.S. government reached last month.” The law enforcement agency is said to be seeking technological solutions from third-party contractors that would...

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