FBI uses “Likes” and “Shares” and Skype audio, video chat recordings to indict a terror suspect
While indicting their suspect for a terror plot, where four men – Sohiel Omar Kabir, Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales and Arifeen David Gojali – were on their way to train in Afghanistan to kill American soldiers; FBI has used a interesting evidence.
Facebook likes and shares.
They actually counted the likes by the suspect Kabir of the extremist content to indict him!
Interestingly, whatever the FBI is doing gells with the kind of powers it has been asking for and trying to use.
The FBI has expressed interest in monitoring social media, and so has the military. Then it comes as no surprise that this investigation started six months ago, shortly after the FBI posted a Social Media Monitoring Application request on FBO.gov.
The FBI was also able to obtain the audio and video recordings of the suspect’s Skype chats.