The government is looking for a way to use a new form of "social security" to better predict the future, using social media to anticipate attacks and uprisings.
FOX News Radio's Lisa Lacerra reports in our ongoing series on national security:
Federal law enforcement agencies, hoping to anticipate everything from terror attacks to foreign uprisings by sifting through Twitter posts and other social media, according to solicitations posted online. Last month, the FBI outlined its desire for some type of digital tool that would be used to scan all social media - more data than humans could ever go through.
The Department of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence also looking for help. Although the proposals have raised privacy concerns, the FBI says the proposed system will only monitor publicly available information.
Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.