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Old 02-25-2012, 05:55 PM  
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Exclamation Homeland Security Monitoring Keywords on Social Networks

In response to a Freedom of Information request, the dept of Homeland Security released details of its social network monitoring program, including the sites it monitors and the hundreds of keywords it looks for. It also reveals the way it assesses threats.

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The DHS instructed the company to "Monitor public social communications on the Internet." The records list the websites that will be monitored, including the comments sections of [The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the Drudge Report, Wired, and ABC News.]
So you should think about what you post on social networks, esp. Facebook and twitter which they monitor very closely.

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The 39-page "Analyst's Desktop Binder" used by the department's National Operations Center includes no-brainer words like ""attack," "epidemic" and "Al Qaeda" (with various spellings). But the list also includes words that can be interpreted as either menacing or innocent depending on the context, such as "exercise," "drill," "wave," "initiative," "relief" and "organization."

These terms and others are "broad, vague and ambiguous" and include "vast amounts of First Amendment protected speech that is entirely unrelated to the Department of Homeland Security mission to protect the public against terrorism and disasters," stated the Electronic Privacy Information Center in letter to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1299908.html

 


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Old 02-25-2012, 07:17 PM


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yah, just copy and paste the list.
...or be creative and work them all into a paragraph- then post it all over FB.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:20 PM


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...or be creative and work them all into a paragraph- then post it all over FB.
not the type of paragraph thatll have you arrested moments later though lol
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:30 PM


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Here's another group of watched words; this is the list they associate with
Southwest Border Violence:

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Drug cartel
Violence
Gang
Drug
Narcotics
Cocaine
Marijuana
Heroin
Border
Mexico
Cartel
Southwest
Juarez
Sinaloa
Tijuana
Torreon
Yuma
Tucson
Decapitated
U.S. Consulate
Consular
El Paso
Fort Hancock
San Diego
Ciudad
Juarez
Nogales
Sonora
Colombia
Mara salvatrucha
MS13 or MS-13
Drug war
Mexican army
Methamphetamine
Cartel de Golfo
Gulf Cartel
La Familia
Reynosa
Nuevo Leon
Narcos
Narco banners (Spanishequivalents)
Los Zetas
Shootout
Execution
Gunfight
Trafficking
Kidnap
Calderon
Reyosa
Bust
Tamaulipas
Meth Lab
Drug trade
Illegal immigrants
Smuggling (smugglers)
Matamoros
Michoacana
Guzman
Arellano-Felix
Beltran-Leyva
Barrio Azteca
Artistic Assassins
Mexicles
New Federation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1299908.html
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:53 PM


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this website is probably setting alarms off in Langley
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:58 PM


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Then, there is the list of Infrastructure-related trigger words:


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Infrastructure security
Airport
Airplane (and derivatives)
Chemical fire
CIKR (Critical Infrastructure& Key Resources)
AMTRAK
Collapse
Computer infrastructure
Communications infrastructure
Telecommunications
Critical infrastructure
National infrastructure
Metro
WMATA
Subway
BART
MARTA
Port Authority
NBIC (NationalBiosurveillance IntegrationCenter)
Transportation security
Grid
Power
Smart
Body scanner
Electric
Failure or outage
Black out
Brown out
Port
Dock
Bridge
Cancelled
Delays
Service disruption
Power line
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1299908.html
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:27 PM


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So if I am talking to my friends (I don't use Facebook so it wouldn't happen anyways) about an "infection" I had from the common cold, it would be flagged by the Feds. What a fucking waste of server space that our tax dollars are funding! We should be using that server space to run mathematical models for financial security and economic models and NOT homeland security!
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:31 PM


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one of those words caught my attention
they are a gang of badasses


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Mara Salvatrucha " MS 13 " now as of 2010 the most dangerous gang in the world .But they did not start out that way far from it. It all started in the early 1980s in the city of Los Angeles California in part called Pico Union which at the time was and still is a prime breeding ground for young kids to join gangs.The absence of fathers and mothers who work 14 hour shifts, leaves the streets to raise you ,in an area filled of mass poverty its no wonder these kids see no hope.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:02 PM


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...or be creative and work them all into a paragraph- then post it all over FB.
I actually did do that instead. haha.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:24 PM


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Don't know why why anyone would be surprised. The most obvious method for surveillance of such a large amount of data is to parse keywords and phrases and flag them for human scanning. They've probably been doing this since 2002. Those massive NSA server banks exist for a reason.

3 major ways to watch the Internet:
-parsing posts/emails;
-browsing patterns;
-guilt by association;

Using VPNs stops the surveillance at the ISP level, where much of it actually originates. This is also an era where some IT person, without any oversight, can put your IP in a log and send you to prison. I find that virtually everyone should have encrypted hard disks and lock their computer when away from it. Use Chrome's incognito mode or Firefox's private browsing mode while using a VPN so that your cookies can't be cross-checked.

-Encrypting hard disks, thumb drives, and containers: http://www.truecrypt.org
-A list of VPNs that take privacy seriously: http://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-pr...iously-111007/

Keep your computer free of spying programs, such as the freebies. Run AdAware or similar program along with a good malware scanner.

It isn't paranoia. It's smart. In the age of no rights when it comes to "cyber crimes" and being one IP in a text file away from bang-me-in-the-ass prison; you watch yourself.

These motherfuckers are crazy.

Much <3
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:13 AM


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Another reason to make your facebook private.
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