Skip to comments.Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists
Posted on 01/14/2012 5:00:08 PM PST by Fitzy_888
Under the National Operations Center (NOC)s Media Monitoring Initiative that emerged from the Department of Homeland Security in November, Washington has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.
According to DHS, the definition of personal identifiable information can consist of any intellect that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.
"Previously established guidelines within the administration say that data could only be collected under authorization set forth by written code, but the new provisions in the NOCs write-up means that any reporter, whether someone along the lines of Walter Cronkite or a budding blogger, can be victimized by the agency."
"Also included in the roster of those subjected to the spying are government officials, domestic or not, who make public statements, private sector employees that do the same and persons known to have been involved in major crimes of Homeland Security interest, which to itself opens up the possibilities even wider."
"The department says that they will only scour publically-made info available while retaining data, but it doesnt help but raise suspicion as to why the government is going out of their way to spend time, money and resources on watching over those that helped bring news to the masses."
According to RT, the website Fast Company reports that the NOC Monitoring Initiative has been in play since at least early-2010 and that the data is being shared with both private sector businesses and international third parties.
It’s kind of like Nixon’s “enemies list”, but this time it’s a good thing, because Democrats are doing it.
Homeland Security has nothing to do with homeland security. They’ve drawn a bead on the homeland. WE THE PEOPLE are in their sights now.
The bigger problem is that I don’t see Romney reversing this at all.
Like any list, there are exemptions for those who have taken the Obama Loyalty Oath:
See the pattern?
Oh come on.
Everyone knows that if you’ve done nothing right you have nothing to hide.
See the pattern?
Right an administrative waiver.
Or is that a dispensation, I get confused.
NDAA gives additional funding to TSA to expand security checks of the public beyond airports
....we are in for an exciting 11 months until the elections.
....keep your powder dry...
Protecting thier own propaganda machine
Folks I don’t much care for this.
Everyday-——every stinking day, it’s something from these people.
Time for a line in the sand.
And by the way, hope your doing well Sarge.
That is your biggest problem?
In other words Big Brother is watching you.
Not sure I understand your question. Not only is Obama making things worse, but I don’t see the next president undoing any of this damage at all.
I reckon you do not miss him yet.
Can’t say I blame you.
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