Homeland Security can now cite ‘Facebook’ as a reason to reject a visa application


Revelations following the recent San Bernardino shooting prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to focus on implementing additional security measures for its visa application process. Interestingly, the DHS will now look at social media posts before granting an entry visa to certain individuals.

On one hand, it’s a valuable source of information, and applying for a visa from DHS is already handing over basically every piece of information about your life, so it’s okay. I’m just nervous about the precedent being set.1

  1. I also automatically distrust just about everything the Department of Homeland Security does. I read Cory Doctorow’s “Little Brother” during my formative years. 

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