Obama Says Law Enforcement Is Monitoring Public Social Media Posts

Private messages cannot be searched without a warrant.
1:31 | 12/18/15

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All. Law enforcement and intelligence professionals are constantly mobbed. Public pools and that is part he's a review process. That people are investigating. What individuals have said publicly. And questioned about any statements that they may be made. But if you have. A private communications between. Two individuals. That's harder to discern. By definition and one of things will be doing is an engaging we have. The high tech community to find out how we can in an appropriate way. Do a better job if we have eight lead. To be able to. Track suspected terrorist. But we're gonna have to recognized that. No government is gonna have its passage read every single person's tax for emails or. Social media keep in mind it was only. A couple of years ago where we're having a major debate about whether the government was becoming too much like Big Brother. And overall I think we've struck the right balance in protecting civil liberties and making sure this. US citizens' privacy is preserved that we error. Making sure that there's oversight toward our intelligence agencies do.

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