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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 Department of Homeland Security forced to release list following freedom of information request.


The Agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent.

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.
2011 ‘Analyst’s Desktop Binder’ : http://www.scribd.com/doc/82701103/Analyst-Desktop-Binder-REDACTED
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html#ixzz1w95oTvDR

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

  1. Mellissa Workman May 29, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    MY ONLY COMMENT IS WHEN THEY INVESTIGATE THE WORD USE OF MEXICO, I ONLY HOPE THE GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS MEXICO LIKE JESUS CONSIDERS LAZURUS. AS A BEST FRIEND AND WITH SO MUCH LOVE, HE RESURECTED HIM EVEN AFTER BEING DEAD FOUR DAYS.

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