FBI to build social network spy app

FBI to build social network spy app

App would crawl Twitter and Facebook

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is planning to develop an application that can track the public's postings to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, in order to aid how it predicts and reacts to criminal behaviour, including public disorder and terrorism.

An FBI request for information document has been published, asking potential contractors to contact the bureau by 10 February. The FBI wants respondents to the document to outline how they would build such a system and how much it would potentially cost.

The bureau said the system it wants must be able to automatically search "publicly available" material from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for keywords of interest. FBI agents would be alerted if the searches come up with evidence of "breaking events, incidents, and emerging threats".

Agents would have the ability to display any information on a map, and they could then add other layers of information, including past incidents and locations of important buildings like embassies and military installations.

The document notes that agents need to "locate bad actors and analyse their movements, vulnerabilities, limitations, and possible adverse actions".



  • jack frost facebook needs to be abolished and everyone of them sent home without a job
  • Unelected.org The FBI needs to be abolish and every agent needs to jobless and homeless
  • wildmother I hope you go after political corruption and harm to civil and human rights That is where the real problem is especially in Philadelphia The politics here broke all kinds of laws and put me in hospital
  • Joyce Marie Timothy Mc Veigh and Usama bin Laden found out how serious it is to advocate the violent overthrow of the US government
  • Joyce Marie I would remind those posting that whether you are a US citizen or not it is illegal to advocate the violent ocverthrow of the US Government
  • AverageJoe Scumbags protecting other scumbags Nothing else
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