SAN FRANCISCO — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to build a database of immigrants’ social media activities.
The DHS quietly introduced a new regulation last weekthat would allow it to collect data from all immigrants’ social media history, including posts from their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. It would affect green card holders and naturalized citizens. The new provision, introduced to the Federal Register on September 18, was first spotted by Buzzfeed News.
The rules surrounding privacy can blur at US borders, especially if immigrants are involved. Digital privacy at the borders has increasingly become an issue for immigrants trying to enter the …
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