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.
Well thank you!
There is a lesson here, of course. That which one finds useful and perhaps necessary today can quite easily be turned against oneself tomorrow. Herein lies the rationale for the traditional conservative view of government as something quite necessary yet always to be regarded with suspicion. Government is always to be kept in place with checks and balances and never to be allowed to progress beyond its due bounds.
It is a rightful responsibility of the government to act in order to keep us safe but we must never forget that unscrupulous men will always be willing to turn that which was instituted for safety’s sake against the common people when given half a chance...
I'm sure the GOP Leadership will get right on top of this...
I am enjoying my new life in the Sunshine State, thanks a lot!!
Hope us old sergeants have one more campaign in us. We may need it.
Blessings my FRiend
Absolutely! Check out VIPER.
Jackboots in action.
I hope they can see my moon...dadgum this is aggravating...
“Hope us old sergeants have one more campaign in us. We may need it.”
And we will need you. There is no substitute for veteran cadre.
Thank you all for your service.
Are they going to arrest my paperboy?
I am honored, thank you.
We will be there for you all, not to worry.
May God bless you and this Nation that He loves.
The state department helped override security to get him on a plane with no passport.
..Despite warnings from British intelligence and Umars own father, the man was never even placed on the no-fly list. Airport officials in Amsterdam rejected Umar from the flight, because he did not have a passport. The US State department intervened on Umars behalf to place him on the plane.
It’s OK, the time is coming when we will “cross the T”
Yes indeed, somewhere within our illustrious State Department, some traitor was actually hoping for another downed airliner, a twist on the whole ‘false flag’ concept, getting Umar to do their dirty work for them. Google up the 1968 movie “Shadow On The Land”, and witness America as a police state run by the “Internal Security Forces”, the parallels are chilling.
So if Bush/Cheney did this all hell would break loose.
Hey MSM how ya like Zero NOW!!!
Does this mean any site that provides info is under the Jack Boots of the HLS thought police.
...Lori and Kurt Haskell, two suburban Detroit lawyers who were on Flight 253, said they would speak in court on Feb. 16. Kurt Haskell believes the U.S. government conspired with Abdulmutallab and outfitted him with an intentionally defective bomb.
Maybe some of the better off will eventually be able to buy a plenary indulgence?
Maybe. More likely he will be asked to keep an eye on the people on his route, some more so than others...
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