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Skip to comments.Tweeting the word 'drill' could mean your Twitter account is read by U.S. government spies
Posted on 12/28/2011 9:18:53 AM PST by BenLurkin
The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for 'sensitive' words - and tracking people who use them.
Simply using a word or phrase from the DHS's 'watch' list could mean that spies from the government read your posts, investigate your account, and attempt to identify you from it, acccording to an online privacy group.
The words which attract attention range from ones seemingly related to diseases or bioweapons such as 'human to animal' and 'outbreak' to other, more obscure words such as 'drill' and 'strain'. The DHS also watches for words such as 'illegal immigrant'.
The DHS outlined plans to scans blogs, Twitter and Facebook for words such as 'illegal immigrant', 'outbreak', 'drill', 'strain', 'virus', 'recovery', 'deaths', 'collapse', 'human to animal' and 'trojan', according to an 'impact asssessment' document filed by the agency. When its search tools net an account using the phrases, they record personal information.
It's still not clear how this information is used - and who the DHS shares it with.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2079283/Tweeting-word-drill-mean-Twitter-account-read-government-spies.html#ixzz1hqlsHyby
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
‘illegal immigrant’, ‘outbreak’, ‘drill’, ‘strain’, ‘virus’, ‘recovery’, ‘deaths’, ‘collapse’, ‘human to animal’ and ‘trojan’,
Isn't it obvious?
Debt is killing our nation, Drill, Illegal aliens are killing our country, Drill, Outsourcing American manufacturing is killing our country, Drill, Chinese currency manipulation is killing our country, Drill, (NOT SO) Federal Reserve is killing our country, Drill, Open Borders is killing our country, Drill....
Guess I’m screwed.
Blow up; plane; boogidy-boogidy; .......
drill drill drill drill drill drill drill drill drill drill drill drill...and drill....
ok so no monitoring of FR since WE'RE NOT A BLOG!
The DHS outlined plans to scans blogs, Twitter and Facebook for words such as 'illegal immigrant', 'outbreak', 'drill', 'strain', 'virus', 'recovery', 'deaths', 'collapse', 'human to animal' and 'trojan'...
will this post show up? lol
It’s apparent these are not terrorist-related, but conservative related.
The facist nature of Obama regime is shocking.
Exactly. Nothing to do with security and everything to do with typical conservative speech.
Yep, if you want to “drill here drill now” and dislike “illegal immigrants,” you are on now on a terrorist watch list paid for with your tax money.
This is Stazi/Nazi stuff.