I’m sure you’re aware of the immigration controversy currently happening in the U.S. due to a recent executive order. Though the politics around that issue are outside the realm of information security, a recent development does affect our industry. In a recent Congress hearing, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly said his agency was considering requiring immigrants from certain countries to hand over their social media passwords as part of a vetting process. In today’s video, I talk about why this is a horrible idea, not just for the obvious privacy violations, but security as well.
Episode Runtime: 3:49
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUJrTd_JBsM
- Customs agents could demand your social network passwords – Engadget
- US border agents may want your password – CNET
- Executive branch immigration order explained – PBS