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Homeland Security Releases Binder Detailing Internet Monitoring

mshapiro Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 3:52 PM
What possible benign reason is there to monitor the use of words like Hurricane, Snow, or Blizzard except to put anyone who criticizes the President or FEMA after a natural disaster? Do you think they don't already know where the hotspots are? Do you think that they belive that a terrorist can cause a natural disaster? Big Brother is watching you. "Guilt only dreads Liberty of Speech, which drags it out of its lurking Holes, and exposes its Deformity and Horrour to Day-light." Benjamin Franklin

The Department of Homeland Security has released their 2011 "Analysts Desktop Binder," detailing how the department has been monitoring activity on the internet and social networks. The binder includes an extensive list of key words and search terms carefully watched by analysts in multiple agencies including the Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Health Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others. Many monitored search terms are basic and used on a regular basis by every day American citizens and journalists. DHS is capable of identifying...