07 March 2012

Big Sis Monitoring Your Tweets/FB Posts When You Use Words on DHS Watchlist


Hot words/terms on the Department of Homeland Security 
online social media watch-list can get you monitored...

According to a DHS document, the snoopy agency is maintaining an arm-long list of what they call 'Items Of Interest', categorized by subject, i.e. 'Domestic Security', 'Southwest Border Violence', etc. These are the specific words/terms contractors have been hired to monitor online, abbreviated to 'I.O.I' by the DHS.

And while you might expect them to keep an eye on those posting more than a passing mention of terms like 'Al Qaida', 'weapons cache', 'jihad', 'massacre', according to the DHS order far more mundane/widely-utilized words can also bring the watchful eye of the agency if posted on Twitter or Facebook, i.e.-
airport
electric
smart 
bridge 
sick
gas
cloud
mud slide or mudslide
canceled
interstate
recovery
aid
home grown
marijuana
incident
police
infection
symptoms
North Korea
China
Tucson
San Diego
pork
help
social media
I reckon this post will guarantee me a DHS visit soon, too. Oh well, traffic is traffic- hopefully they'll click an ad or something lol.

Extended list of terms in all categories -here-

4 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

When you type the word "OBAMA", your computer will explode ... OH NO!

Reaganite Republican said...

Unless immediately followed by "akbar"- then it's cool

That's why I call him O'bumbles lol

Always On Watch said...

Really?

Maybe I should start using these words on Twitter on a regular basis.

Give the finger to Big Sis -- so to speak.

Anonymous said...

So what would happen if we all posted the whole list on all our Facebook pages?? Maybe the system would overload and vlow up in their faces!

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