FBI to Step Up Wiretaps, Other Surveillance After Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Data securityBy Steve Neavling

After Islamic State supporters attacked Paris, killing more than 125 people, the FBI plans to use more wiretaps and other monitoring techniques on suspected sympathizers of the terrorist organization, The Week reports. 

The FBI emphasized, however, that the increased surveillance is out of caution, not a specific threat.

The idea is to determine whether new information would warrant more monitoring.

FBI Director James Comey previously said it’s a drain on resources to monitor suspected ISIS supporters 24/7.

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