Saturday, May 26, 2012

No. Hundreds Of Words To Use All The Time

Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you

"The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.

Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.

The words are included in the department’s 2011 Analyst’s Desktop Binder‘ used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify ‘media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities’.

Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government."

Free speech is free speech. I'll say whatever I want at any time. People don't have to pay any attention because it's their right to do so just as it is mine to say anything I choose. Exercising your rights in the face of repression is the highest form of patriotism and the more people who do so ensures fascism fails.
Sometimes I wonder about Alex Jones.


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