Egyptian Police Want to Monitor Social Media for Dissent

Egypt's police force is seeking to build a surveillance system to monitor social media for expressions of dissent -- including profanity, immorality, insults and calls for strikes and protests. According to a leaked document in which technology companies are invited to offer their services, Egypt's interior ministry says it wants the ability to scan Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Viber in real-time for usage that might "harm public security or incite terrorism."