Law enforcement officials are interested in software tools that can scan social media feeds for information that could be used to track and monitor potential criminals.

To deter developers from building such tools, Facebook and Instagram have updated their policies explicitly banning developers from using user data from their platforms.“Developers cannot ‘use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance.’ Our goal is to make our policy explicit,” Facebook’s deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman wrote in a post announcing the company’s latest update to terms and conditions.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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