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Facebook and Instagram will not allow developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance

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Facebook company and Instagram will not allow developers scanning their social media profiles for surveillance activities.

Facebook and it app Instagram have updated the terms and conditions to prevent developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance activities.

A report recently published revealed the US Department of Homeland Security used software to scan social media accounts of people visiting the USA trying to identify terrorists.

The experiment was conducted by in December 2015 by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, but the results obtained were not satisfactory.

Thedisappointing results pushed the DHS on looking for companies to improve their scanning capabilities.

“DHS has established a task force for using social media to screen applicants for immigration benefits. In connection with that effort, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began pilots to expand social media screening of immigration applicants” reads the report. “

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