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Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists
The Blaze ^ | January 9, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay

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.”

RT adds:

"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 NOC’s 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 doesn’t 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.


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Thanks Fitzy_888.


51 posted on 01/14/2012 8:42:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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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.

Mark


52 posted on 01/14/2012 8:44:59 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 1010RD

“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.


53 posted on 01/14/2012 8:47:45 PM PST by MWS
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To: Psalm 144; Steve Newton

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.


54 posted on 01/14/2012 8:58:46 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

You LEFT out the company that does not have to pay taxes in America. GE.


55 posted on 01/14/2012 9:02:04 PM PST by jarofants
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To: Old Sarge

Smile

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


56 posted on 01/14/2012 9:02:41 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: MWS

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?


57 posted on 01/14/2012 9:07:13 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: jarofants

Ogod, you’re right. Along with Yahoo-Obama, Google-Obama, YouTube-Obama, we have GE-Obama.


58 posted on 01/14/2012 9:17:53 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: 1010RD
It was a valid concern -- I actually appreciated the opportunity to clarify. :)

We’re losing a lot to crazy people. How is that happening?

I honest to goodness wish I knew... I really do.

59 posted on 01/14/2012 9:24:32 PM PST by MWS
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To: Steve Newton

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.


60 posted on 01/14/2012 9:39:17 PM PST by jayrunner
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To: Fitzy_888

Well, took em a while to admit it didn’t it?


61 posted on 01/14/2012 9:44:44 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: jayrunner

There is no one to protect us except ourselves.

Yes

Indeed

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

God willing


62 posted on 01/14/2012 9:52:29 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: MWS

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.

Now

What do we do?


63 posted on 01/14/2012 10:00:18 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Old Sarge; All
Along with Yahoo-Obama, Google-Obama, YouTube-Obama, we have GE-Obama.

There IS however one irrefutable and unavoidable fact, that none of us, not even 0bama can evade or avoid:

There is a God in Heaven that has permitted each of us to live 'X' number of days on this Earth, and that means 0bama too, is ultimately headed for the graveyard, it all depends on when the Almighty decides to pull the plug.


(AND for the benefit of our fascist DHS monitors, DISCLAIMER: "The above statement is not to be construed or interpreted in any way, shape or form, as advocating, inciting, or threatening any act of violence towards any elected or appointed public official, living OR brain-dead.")
64 posted on 01/14/2012 10:42:44 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Fitzy_888

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.


65 posted on 01/14/2012 10:46:19 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: mkjessup

Now THAT was a useful disclaimer, thank you!


66 posted on 01/15/2012 7:30:39 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

The Lord be with you Sarge, I would be proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with you anytime.


67 posted on 01/15/2012 12:28:49 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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