Skip to comments.Biden team may partner with private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online
Posted on 05/03/2021 7:42:16 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the government's ability to gather intelligence but could draw criticism over surveillance of US citizens.
The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers.
Instead, federal authorities can only browse through unprotected information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and other open online platforms.
The plan being discussed inside DHS, according to multiple sources, would, in effect, allow the department to circumvent those limits. A source familiar with the effort said it is not about decrypting data but rather using outside entities who can legally access these private groups to gather large amounts of information that could help DHS identify key narratives as they emerge.
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How convenient to call your political adversaries “domestic terrorists”. I am sorry, this is an evil abuse of power.
Yes, ... Communist Chinese "Private Firms" ...
I bet domestic terrorists are anyone who voted for Trump.
Oh its happening. They just want more money to flow to Google, Microsoft, etc... to grow it even more
Does any rational, decent person really believe that the current Federal government and especially the security agencies (FBI,CIA and NSA) are really acting or functioning in the best interests of the American nation or its citizens? Sorry but as astounding as it is to say, have lost trust in these institutions and many others.
I'm sure that Google/Twitter/Facebook/AWS/etc. will be more than happy to open their platform data centers for this effort...
"You can't smoke in here Jin Yang. This is Palo Alto. We don't share the same freedoms you do in China."
--Erlich Bachman, Silicon Valley
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, and no.
This cannot be allowed to happen. It is already happening with the FBI. It happened with private contractors in 2015 (Russiagate).
Why does the GOP not understand this?
4th Amendment of the Constitution
“Biden team may partner with private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online...”
Private “firms” like antifa? I hear they have a pretty solid IT department.
>>The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers.
What about Klantifa or Occupy or Anonymous?
As if they didn’t snoop on TEA Party patriots or attempt to entrap some “radical extremists” in that group circa 2010.
MAY? Like they aren’t already in collusion with apple, google, facebook, twitter, instagram, etc..........
“this is an evil abuse of power”
The party of ends justifying the means. They no longer believe in rule of law. This is nothing new. Look up Operation Chokepoint to see how Obama abused regulatory power to attack disfavored industries.
> The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online... <
Extremist chatter? Be honest, CNN! This scheme is meant to track conservative chatter.
Come on, man!
not subject to FIFA requests
If they are doing it for the government, than it is still a government operation.
Typical of Marxists to do this sort of thing. Will the CCP be involved in the "surveillance"?
We don’t need to secretly spy on people. Liberals shout their anti-American rhetoric publicly.
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