Friday, November 25, 2016

The FBI just got access to the entire Twitterverse. Should you be concerned? - The Boston Globe

Surprised the FBI reportedly didn't already have full access

"In a summary of the deal, the FBI said the deal will allow the agency to “directly access the full firehose” and to “search the complete Twitter firehose, in near real-time, using customizable filters.”

The deal will also allow the FBI to change those filters to “reflect changes in investigative priorities,” according to the document, which was posted this month on a federal website that details government contracts with businesses.

“The FBI has a need to obtain information about relevant breaking news and events in real-time,” the document said. “Twitter is a platform where news first breaks on terrorist attacks, military actions, epidemiological events, and natural disasters, among other topics.”"
The FBI just got access to the entire Twitterverse. Should you be concerned? - The Boston Globe
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