Official: America auto-scanned visitors’ social media profiles. Also: It didn’t work properly (The Register)

The Register: Official: America auto-scanned visitors’ social media profiles. Also: It didn’t work properly. “The US Department of Homeland Security used software to scan social media accounts of people visiting America, but it didn’t work properly. That’s the conclusion of a study by the department’s inspector general. In a heavily redacted report [PDF] that surfaced this week, the watchdog revealed that in December 2015, US Citizenship and Immigration Services ran a pilot program to check social media streams both manually and automatically for any signs of wrongdoing.”