Trump considering screening visitors by their Facebook pages, phone records

There are reports that the Trump administration is considering what it is calling "extreme vetting," which would seem to consist of asking potential visitors for their phones to see whom they've been calling and get access to their social media accounts. President Trump's administration is reviewing ways to enact the "extreme vetting" practices he often mentioned during his campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported. Administration officials told the newspaper they are evaluating whether to require foreign nationals who visit the U.S. to divulge cellphone contacts and passwords for social media. This is ridiculous to the extreme.  Once word gets out about this, terrorists are not going to bring their cell phones to the airport.  They'll bring a new phone that has a record of only a few harmless calls on it.  They will make up social media accounts that are similarly benign. The fact is, there is no way to do...(Read Full Post)