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Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report (and us?)

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 is pretty intriguing:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/01/homeland-s...




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Hello Mr or Mrs DHS, I am

Hello Mr or Mrs DHS,

I am LTJG Riley, USN and I am both a regular member of the Daily Paul and an avid supporter of Dr. Paul. I've already used my absentee ballot to vote for him.

Thanks for watching.

Isn't the Federal Reserve doing the same thing?

There was an article posted a few months ago that claimed the Federal Reserve was soliciting social networking sites to gauge how members discussed the Federal Reserve.

reedr3v's picture

Of course, they have lots of our money to spend

on worthless hall monitoring. Hi Janet!

Special Report - The NSA has been monitoring everything

for the last 40 years.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

deacon's picture

good!!!

maybe they will learn something

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

who cares!

There ARE TOO many of us now and we are growing and WE are coming to FIRE them and their TSA buddies! President Ron Paul 2012!

"Many of us agree that you and I have no right to use coercion against people who don't owe us anything. The same prohibition applies to groups of people who constitute the government. The reason is simple: unjust acts do not become just when legalized. "

They know that freedom and

They know that freedom and adherence to the rule of law is a threat to the fatherland.

if this will help

the asswipes at DHS, then here goes,
my name is Randy
and I'm a Pauloholic

The only thing I am a danger

The only thing I am a danger to is the status quo.

DHS monitors EVERYONE

DHS monitors EVERYONE. Don't be naive.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

I was wondering where all my cupcakes went to!!!

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Yes, of course

The only thing new about it is now you know.
We've been monitored for years.

wolfe's picture

That...

And they have kept it covert in the past. Which was bad enough, but to blatantly admit it, means they do not fear legal reprisal anymore.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Welcome to Martial Law

This is the research part of it. Tracking people who hold "dangerous" political beliefs.

Step 2: Raiding your homes while you sleep and sweeping you off the streets.

Really. Oh, my. Maybe

I should go and put my pants back on.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I have one word for you...predator drones. Oh, you think I'm kidding?" Obombya

Reminds me of an old Rockford Files

Reminds me of an old Rockford Files where Jim says angrily "can I have my pants back!"

James Garner still maintains he's a dyed in the wool democrat, but I know he's actually a confused libertarian. At his age now, it's doubtful that he'll see the light, but he's still a wonderful guy.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Don't worry

They have orange jumpsuits available where your going.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

No different than the green jumpsuits

I wore as a military helicopter pilot for many years. Just a different color and "state of mind." At my age, it will take more than threats from homeland whipper snappers to scare me.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I have one word for you...predator drones. Oh, you think I'm kidding?" Obombya

Drones don't care..

Drones don't care..