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Forum Post: Homeland Security Is Monitoring The DrudgeReport, The NewYorkTimes, ABC News Investigative Blog, TheHuffingtonPost, Wired's Danger Room, YouTube, Flickr etc

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 12, 2012, 12:42 p.m. EST by MonetizingDiscontent (1257)
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Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York Times


-Jan 11, 2012-

It's unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks online for at least the past 18 months. Based on a privacy compliance review from last November recently obtained by Reuters, the purpose of the project is to "collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture." Whatever that means.

Either way, the list of sites reported by Reuters reveals in a Wednesday afternoon exclusive... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-usa-homelandsecurity-websites-idUSTRE80A1RC20120111 ...is pretty intriguing:

Social Networks

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • Myspace


  • The Drudge Report

  • The Huffington Post

  • The New York Times's Lede blog

  • Wired's Threat Level

  • Wired's Danger Room

  • ABC News' investigative blog The Blotter:

  • "blogs that cover bird flu … news and activity along U.S. borders … drug trafficking and cybercrime"


  • Hulu

  • YouTube

  • Flickr

In conclusion, the Department of Homeland Security is just like you. We've seen no reports of The Atlantic Wire being on the list. But if we are, hello Department of Homeland Security employees -- thanks for reading!

(((View this article Here))) http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/01/homeland-security-monitoring-drudge-report-new-york-times/47300/



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[-] 1 points by infonomics (393) 12 years ago

Most people fret this intrusion but me, I welcome it, indeed I entreat them. Dear FBI, CIA, Homeland Security et al, please read my posts here and the blogs on my site, please. I'm starving for attention to my penchant for nonsense. Also, if you need to tap my phone, please enjoy it. If you listen to one message, it will be more than I have in five years. A phone is like food to me: I eat to live, not live to eat. I have a phone for emergencies, not an impulse to share the platitude of the day. I would ask you to intercept my mail but I do not use the horse and buggy any more. eMail, go for it. I grant you unauthorized access to my life except peering through the windows. Lastly, because of our litigious society I make no express warranties regarding mind-numbing boredom that awaits you.



[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

And you continue to support this shit because you are a paid for troll. Hahahahahahaha.

[-] 1 points by fairforall (279) 12 years ago

GF, I've seen a number of your posts and many just seem to resort to name-calling vs. any discussion. Do you have an opinion on the actions as defined in the OP under the current administration?

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

I have expressed them elsewhere. Thanks for asking. :D

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

You know what we should do?

[-] 0 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 12 years ago

..what =)

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Start a thread titled something like

For Homeland Security, FBI and others.

then stop in and check on the thread and say good morning to them and good night and crap like that. It's silly but you know, silliness is called for.

[-] 1 points by skittleskattle (10) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Also, while these agents are at work doing jobs they think are important, we can bug their houses, eat all their food, and move furniture around. Maybe even hide some drugs in their storage closets and leave an anonymous tip for their coworkers. That's the kind of shit that happens when you mess with the American people.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

That's funny.

[-] 1 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 12 years ago

I like that. may as well be sociable, as long as we're on a social networking site.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

I think it might allow us a little bit of room to take it in stride and lighten up a bit.

[-] 1 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 12 years ago

yes. you are absolutely right. Its the NDAA bill, that has exited everyone. When I saw the headline though, my thoughts were, hey I read some of those. Is there a sleeper cell at New York Times or something?

Its ridiculous, and you are right.

[+] -6 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Ok. done.

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Is anyone surprised?

Well, if isn't one group then it's another.

waves hope you guys/gals have coffee.

[-] 1 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 12 years ago

no.. not surprised. i guess. lol

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

Homeland security is a creation of bush - I'm not sure but that the organization may be peppered with right wing operatives and party ideologues. It hasn't been around long enough to sideline such fools who will inevitably create bad pr in pursuit of some political agenda.

I'm sure they aren't the only agency monitoring the web either -

but in any case, I certainly haven't been arrested yet . . .

[-] 1 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 12 years ago

"""I'm sure they aren't the only agency monitoring the web either"""

right, they're not the only one. Apparently Corporate, State & Federal Powers have merged, some time ago. Wallstreet obviously has security clearance.

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