Hey guys...So today I saw something that blew my mind completely- and is really just surprising to me. The Department of Homeland Security has adopted this new "investigation strategy" of sorts which surprisingly enough hasn't sparked as much news- or controversy as it should have. Having said that lets get right into it.
What Are They Doing?
The Department of Homeland Security has started getting people to sign these documents:
Just by looking you can tell that the document is supposed to allow federal agents the ability to take over someone's online "presence" nicknames and so on to conduct any sort of cyber investigation. This alone is enough to start several debates about it as a whole, although what irks me the most is that they are already readily abusing it. I'll get right into that.
How Did they Abuse It?!
The Department of Homeland Security has already abused this new strategy by faking the signing of the document as a whole on several occasions. For example:
What the absolute hell...
Not only did they fake the signature in the first place-
But they also got his account details, and impersonated him without his consent.
Even if it is for an investigation the Department of Homeland Security has really drawn the line for an acceptable strategy to conduct a cyber based investigation.
Not only did they commit multiple crimes during the conduction of the investigation, but no punishment was handed out.
So I guess this reaches the end of the article...Feel free to post your opinions and talk to each other about it underneath. I'd really love to see your opinions on this.
Edit: After further research I've found that other agencies such as the FBI have been using it as early as 2007. Although the Dep't of HLS has just started using it for investigations. Although they tried it only several times leading as back to 2012.