Revealed: Hundreds Of Words To Avoid Using Online If You Don’t Want The Government Spying On You

from Before its News

By Daniel Miller

PUBLISHED: 04:32 EST, 26 May 2012 | UPDATED: 12:46 EST, 26 May

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

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 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. . . . Read Complete Report

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