Border Patrol Agents May Get to Look at Travelers’ Facebook Profiles

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Declare your tweets at the border… The federal government is proposing to add one new line to the US customs form that visitors to the US have to fill out -- it would ask all Visa Waiver Program applicants to hand over information about their social media accounts.

Federal officials say it’s an important tool in properly vetting European or naturalized citizens for potential ties to terrorist groups. Critics of the proposal say voluntary disclosure won’t keep anyone safe.

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Michael S. Smith - Kronos Advisory - @MichaelSSmithII

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

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Katie Cooper, Sáša Woodruff, Jenny Hamel