LFBI has requested a tool to monitor social media, which could collect user IDs, emails, IP addresses and phone numbers.
The FBI wants to collect more information from social media. Today the agency has issued a request for contracts for a new monitoring tool for these instruments. According to a request for proposals (RFP), it is looking for an early warning tool that can help monitor terrorist groups, internal threats, criminal activities and the like.
This tool would provide the FBI access to the complete social media profiles of people of particular interest to the American agency and could include information such as user ID, e-mail, IP addresses and telephone numbers.
The tool would also allow the FBI to keep track of people based on location, enable permanent monitoring by keywords and provide access to personal social media history. According to the RFP, the mission-critical exploitation of social media will allow the Office to detect, interrupt and investigate an ever-increasing range of threats to US national interests.