The FBI is now monitoring all of Twitter
The API Twitter makes available to the general public allows users to access about 1 percent of the 500 million tweets posted each day. The FBI wants more — a lot more.
The federal agency this week entered a contract with Dataminr, a company that will give the FBI access to every single message on Twitter. Dataminr is 5 percent owned by Twitter itself and the only company allowed to offer access to the full “firehose” of Twitter data. It already has contracts with the TSA and the Pentagon as well as other federal agencies that want near real-time surveillance of the entire social network. – READ MORE