A push by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to improve the monitoring of threats posted on social media may create privacy issues for those companies, The Wall Street Journal reports. Facebook's privacy policies would be most infringed upon by the FBI's proposal, which involves pulling public data from platforms to help curtail violence and crimes. The proposed surveillance goes against Facebook's rules and policies prohibiting the use of data for surveillance purposes, the report states. The FBI said its proposal only involves publicly available data and that data would be collected "while ensuring all privacy and civil liberties compliance requirements are met." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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