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Words to Avoid Using Online If You Don't Want the Government Spying on You
Mail Online ^ | May 26, 2012 | Daniel Miller

Posted on 05/29/2012 6:24:44 AM PDT by grumpa

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'.

Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html#ixzz1wGTTvw4t

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: chat; oldnews; online
It is a sad day when ordinary citizens have to watch what they say to avoid government eavesdropping.
1 posted on 05/29/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT by grumpa
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To: grumpa
I remember back in the 1990s when people would put "Echelon bait" at the bottom of their emails in an attempt to overload the intelligence system with false hits.
2 posted on 05/29/2012 6:30:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: grumpa
The article only shows the list published for public consumption. You can bet someone out there is watching for; 'liberal', 'gay', 'Alinsky' and more.
3 posted on 05/29/2012 6:31:34 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: grumpa

The KGB is alive and well in the USA in the disguise of DHS thanks to all the progressives hiding like cockroaches in both political parties.

I bet Kenyan usurper gets special attention.

As long as I am not advocating violence against the ruling elite I should be safe but you never know when it comes to a government filled with scum who will laugh at you if you even mention the US Constitution. Like Pelosi, Pete Stark.

Because the government has wandered into the the arena of thought crimes it is likely not being sorry if one of the ruling elite gets hurt could bring scrutiny.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 6:32:26 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: grumpa
speaking for only myself, the government may spy on me all they wish for I have nothing to hide. It will be those doing the spying who are wasting time (on me) while not pursuing the terrorist(s), preventing attacks by al qaeda who want to use dirty bomb(s), while congress pork(s) up in a cloud with their team and mexico should be renamed medico.
5 posted on 05/29/2012 6:33:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Baynative

Yup. I’ll bet Eric ‘Just Us Department’ Holder has some input on what he wants monitored. Little fascist thug ...


6 posted on 05/29/2012 6:34:28 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: grumpa
Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that 'reflect adversely' on the government

That would include every member of Free Republic. It is irrevelent taht you have nothing to hide. The Government is spying on people that dislike the way the Government is doing its job. How is that different than the KGB or the Gestapo? It is too high a price for supposed security against terrorists! I suspect that the program is better at spying on Governmmental opponets than terrorists...

Mike

7 posted on 05/29/2012 6:41:30 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: grumpa

F U B O


8 posted on 05/29/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: grumpa

Nice to hear they have the Carnitas appreciation forums in check.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 6:44:15 AM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: MHGinTN

other words:
Freedom, Free market, second ammendment, constitution, personal responsibility, God, Jesus, republican, Tea Party, conservative, and don’t forget Free Republic.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 6:44:25 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: grumpa
>>It is a sad day when ordinary citizens have to watch what they say<<

It's a sad day when lil old ladies, nuns, 8 yr old kids have to stand there while some rent a cop sticks his hands all up in their privates.

Not one freakin muzzie terrorist has been detected, not one!

Uncle Sugar is out of control.

11 posted on 05/29/2012 6:46:30 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: grumpa

So if I posted something like “I’d like to attack Al Qaeda using a terrorism team from Mexico to bomb them from the clouds with a ton of pork” I should expect a visit from the Obama goons?

Duly noted.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 6:52:39 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: grumpa

Took the team down to mexico for some pork carnitas - on the way back saw it cloud up and rain. Those carnitas were the bomb but the restaurant was a bit dirty.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 6:56:43 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: ├čudda├čudd
F U B O

I'm guessing that is one of the "unpublished" words that gets you on their list. Welcome! After an encounter with some of the goons from the 0bama regime last weekend, I suspect I'm on their list, and it's NOT potential contributors!

I want to be be like John Hancock, let there be no mistake of my utter hatred and disgust for Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama! This USED to be the Land of the Free, but no more!

14 posted on 05/29/2012 6:58:04 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Baynative

Could “Obama” be one of the words they look for?

I notice that some here spell Obama as 0bama, using a zero rather than a capital O in his name.

Would it be far fetched that someone is doing data mining on sites like this, to see what people are saying about Obama????


15 posted on 05/29/2012 7:03:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: grumpa

Nope....don’t believe it.....they’re all too busy looking at porn.....


16 posted on 05/29/2012 7:19:18 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: grumpa

They can spy on my Facebook page all they want. They’ll drop dead from boredom.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 7:34:36 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: no-to-illegals

There are so many laws that you almost certainly break some of them each and every day. So whether you talk about pork, bombs, terrorists or daisy’s its important that the government not be wasting time monitoring you when they could be monitoring bible thumping bitter gun clingers.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 7:44:45 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Someone once said that the tax-code is a weapon used against Americans.

I am not sure that it isn't true of bureaucracies in America. The EPA, the teacher's unions....and so on, that regulate us.

19 posted on 05/29/2012 7:47:45 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: driftdiver
yep ... wonder when someone is going to tell those doing the monitoring to stop wasting their time? With duplication of monitoring probably taking place, there could be ten or more government employees monitoring one person who simply typed anything congress, the executive, or the SC deemed offensive. Since the new black panthers are simply known by holder as “my people” one has to believe the only safe place is inside the new black panthers if one does not desire attention from our obamanation. This (of course) is a guess, and only a guess. Actually this is NOT a guess.
20 posted on 05/29/2012 7:53:24 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: grumpa

One of the words on the list is “Pirates”. In reference to Somalia I guess.

There must be an awful lot of NSA employees camping out on Pittsburgh baseball fan sites all day. Clint Barmes and his .168 average definitely a subject for taxpayer resources. /sarc


21 posted on 05/29/2012 7:57:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: no-to-illegals

I’ve read that there were so many people monitoring phone calls in Russia (during the cold war) that there wasn’t enough power for the actual call itself.


22 posted on 05/29/2012 8:21:57 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: grumpa

One of the words they watch for is ‘homegrown’

I was emailing a friend about my homegrown tomatoes and thought, wouldnt this be a shocker if I get a call or visit from the US Govt because I was discussing homegrown tomatoes...


23 posted on 05/29/2012 8:25:01 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer (We're supposed to be more angry about what Romney does with his money than what Obama does with ours)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I hear ya’ brother !


24 posted on 05/29/2012 8:32:04 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: grumpa

Did I miss Freerepublic, FReeper and FRiend? Never mind, they have special agents just for FR.


25 posted on 05/29/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I grow homegrown tomatoes using nitrogen fertilizer and I’ll tell ya, it’s da bomb. Shoot, I’ll bet even that sourpuss Obama would like how they taste.


26 posted on 05/29/2012 9:51:05 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


27 posted on 05/29/2012 9:52:58 AM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

How about followers of the movie series “Pirates of the Carribean”? Would they have to fear for their Internet freedom?


28 posted on 05/29/2012 10:28:43 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: grumpa

I’m gonna start making sure everything I do on the internet has one of these words. Vaccine.


29 posted on 05/29/2012 10:37:22 AM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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