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US Government Quietly Starts Asking Travelers for Social Media Accounts
ARTICLE_POSTED_BY Michael Eisenscher 119 views 0 likes 0 comments
ARTICLE_TAGS - #civil liberties #Department of Homeland Security #invasion of privacy #social media accounts #foreign travelers
Author: Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Article Source: Common Dreams
Source Url: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/12/23/us-government-quietly-starts-asking-travelers-social-media-accounts
The U.S. government has quietly started to ask foreign travelers to hand over their social media accounts upon arriving in the country, a program that aims to spot potential terrorist threats but which civil liberties advocates have long opposed as a threat to privacy.