Social Media Monitoring Program No Cause For Worry: FBI

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 6:47 PM EST) -- The FBI sought Tuesday to reassure the public that its recently unveiled interest in monitoring social media websites in order to improve its operations would be implemented in a manner fully consistent with all privacy concerns.

In January the FBI issued a request for information to determine the capabilities of the IT industry to provide an “open source and social media application,” according to the FBI.

The RFI was issued for market research and planning purposes only, was not intended to solicit proposals and no submissions...
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