If the point is to suss out terrorists, what terrorist is going to proffer his real Facebook or Twitter with info that could harm him?
Via Naked Security:
Like the idea of adding the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Facebook friend?
No? Well, it’s interested in finding out about you, and to do that, it’s looking for permission to ask for social media account names when people enter the country.
The new data field would be optional, according to the DHS’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, which posted its request to the Federal Register on Thursday.
The social media account names are to “vet” travelers, the agency said, as well as to augment contact information:
HT: Treadstone 71