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.
Not to worry... DHS will only monitor journalists that are critical of the Obama regime, so this will have no effect on the mainstream media.
“Safe” was a poor choice of words — I was posting in a hurry.
To clarify, I meant the type of safety that allows for the sort of stability which makes liberty possible. It’s nigh impossible to be free without order of some sort.
It is obviously easy to take that too far, however. I was not supporting the nanny state but merely pointing out that the very laws which underlie a nanny state can easily be turned against the people themselves.
We’re all going to get a workout sometime.
This month, I am getting a legally-obtained handgun with hopefully a CCW permit. Just have to see how FLA Law reacts.
You LEFT out the company that does not have to pay taxes in America. GE.
Go for it
And stay with me Sarge
It will all work out. And if not-——well we would have done our duty.
And thats all that can be asked of us
Agreed and not looking to pick on you. I just worry that a new generation doesn’t understand the meaning of words. We’re losing a lot to crazy people. How is that happening?
Ogod, you’re right. Along with Yahoo-Obama, Google-Obama, YouTube-Obama, we have GE-Obama.
Were losing a lot to crazy people. How is that happening?
I honest to goodness wish I knew... I really do.
I read the 23 page directive from Homeland Security. I wondered how the Germans and Italians ceded power to Hilter and Missolini. Now I know. And now I’ve done it too.
All in the name of a safer society. After all, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. Right!
According to the directive, even posting this could be considered “dangerous.”
There is no one to protect us except ourselves.
Well, took em a while to admit it didn’t it?
There is no one to protect us except ourselves.
There will come a time that “we” are all we will have.
Have we got the will to do what is right?
I’m very much afraid that we will have to find out.
But be don’t be afraid
There are many Americans that will stand with you in the end.
Trust me folks
We will NOT go quietly into the night
I am very much afraid that the years and years of us letting our kids be influenced by our schools and colleges have caught up with us.
No prayer, no pledge to our flag.
We have let this happen. There is no one to blame but us.
What do we do?
Someone somewhere knows something about someone and everyone knows someone. That was the fate of the bathists in Iraq. Such is the fate of middle management.
Now THAT was a useful disclaimer, thank you!
The Lord be with you Sarge, I would be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with you anytime.
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