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DHS to to Scan Facebook Status Updates, Monitor Blogs and Track Tweets
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http://offgridsurvival.com/dhsmonitorsoc...iaupdates/

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012...oterrorism

Quote:According to an article from Wired Magazine, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has hired Accenture Federal Services to conduct a one-year investigation into the effectiveness of using social media to identify bio-terrorism, pandemics and other national security risks.

The $3 million dollar program will scan social networks, blogs and other social media channels to identify certain keywords that DHS finds suspicious. For instance, if you posted a status update on twitter talking about having flu-like symptoms, the software could flag, and then find similar medical terminology within your groups or your local area.
DHS is claiming the software will help them better predict pandemic outbreaks, or bio-terror attacks; privacy advocates aren’t so sure. In fact, DHS is already under investigation, and facing a number of lawsuits from civil liberties groups, who claim the agency is using this information to conduct illegal and unconstitutional searches.
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The DHS' very existence is shameful
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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Didn't DHS come out a few months ago and make a statement that not using social media is considered suspicious?
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streaker69;42111 Wrote:Didn't DHS come out a few months ago and make a statement that not using social media is considered suspicious?

It was one of those groups. That's why you have to have and maintain a benign Facebook. It's the law.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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streaker69;42111 Wrote:Didn't DHS come out a few months ago and make a statement that not using social media is considered suspicious?

I don't know if you saw this back in March but here's one for your forum:

http://offgridsurvival.com/fbihomelandse...npreppers/

Quote:Visitors to the popular prepping website SurvivalBlog.com were advised today that the FBI was tracking a number of its users through the use of tracking cookies. According to an examination of their server logs, SurvivalBlog.com claims that the FBI used Tracking cookies on a number of their readers over a 4 month period late last year.

This seems to be another example, in a long string of incidents, where the Federal government has been caught targeting Preppers.
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Wonder if I could write a script that would just send mundane updates.

"Took a shit"
"Went shopping"
"The chair is against the wall"
"Flying a kite"
"John has a long mustache"
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Quote:"Took a shit"
"Went shopping"
"The chair is against the wall"
"Flying a kite"
"John has a long mustache"

Perfect! Streaker, you da' man.

Free rep for the first guy who gets the reference.
Underwater, the ONLY way to fly.........
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subdude17349;42120 Wrote:Free rep for the first guy who gets the reference.

The "Red Dawn" reference? Love it.
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Arcana71;42133 Wrote:
subdude17349;42120 Wrote:Free rep for the first guy who gets the reference.

The "Red Dawn" reference? Love it.

Execpt in order for it to mean anything you have to say it twice....
"What you're feeling now ain't the worst pain. The worst thing is not feeling the hurt anymore."
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Red Dawn?

nope.
Underwater, the ONLY way to fly.........
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