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Biden team may partner with private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online
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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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1 posted on 05/03/2021 7:42:16 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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How convenient to call your political adversaries “domestic terrorists”. I am sorry, this is an evil abuse of power.


2 posted on 05/03/2021 7:45:04 AM PDT by RatRipper ( Democrats and socialists are vile liars, thdieves and murderers - enemies of good and America.)
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So we are suppose to believe this is not happening already? Give us a break!
3 posted on 05/03/2021 7:45:27 AM PDT by fireman15
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Biden team may partner with private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online

Yes, ... Communist Chinese "Private Firms" ...

4 posted on 05/03/2021 7:45:49 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Celebrate Decivilization)
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I bet domestic terrorists are anyone who voted for Trump.


5 posted on 05/03/2021 7:47:19 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: fireman15
So we are suppose to believe this is not happening already? Give us a break!

Oh its happening. They just want more money to flow to Google, Microsoft, etc... to grow it even more

6 posted on 05/03/2021 7:47:32 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Bigtigermike
track extremist chatter by Americans

But it is Broadcast over the Airwaves on CNN,MSNBC,ABC,NBC and CBS daily, can't they just Record their TV's??
7 posted on 05/03/2021 7:47:56 AM PDT by eyeamok (founded in cynicism, wrapped in sarcasm)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


8 posted on 05/03/2021 7:48:22 AM PDT by allendale
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Biden team may partner with private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online

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

9 posted on 05/03/2021 7:48:31 AM PDT by Magnatron
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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


10 posted on 05/03/2021 7:48:37 AM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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“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.


11 posted on 05/03/2021 7:50:53 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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>>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?


12 posted on 05/03/2021 7:51:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: fireman15

As if they didn’t snoop on TEA Party patriots or attempt to entrap some “radical extremists” in that group circa 2010.


13 posted on 05/03/2021 7:52:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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MAY? Like they aren’t already in collusion with apple, google, facebook, twitter, instagram, etc..........


14 posted on 05/03/2021 7:52:17 AM PDT by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this?)
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“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.


15 posted on 05/03/2021 7:52:27 AM PDT by beef (The Chinese have a little secret—diversity is _not_ a strength.)
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To: Bigtigermike

> 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!


16 posted on 05/03/2021 7:52:40 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Navy Patriot

“private firms”

not subject to FIFA requests


17 posted on 05/03/2021 7:53:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: Bigtigermike

If they are doing it for the government, than it is still a government operation.


18 posted on 05/03/2021 7:53:19 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer”)
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To: RatRipper
How convenient to call your political adversaries “domestic terrorists”. I am sorry, this is an evil abuse of power.

Typical of Marxists to do this sort of thing. Will the CCP be involved in the "surveillance"?

19 posted on 05/03/2021 7:53:53 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( PRAY FOR OUR NATION. I will ever be a peaceful slave in a new Socialist America.)
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To: Bigtigermike

We don’t need to secretly spy on people. Liberals shout their anti-American rhetoric publicly.


20 posted on 05/03/2021 7:54:18 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm up! They Have!)
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