Monday, January 09, 2012

Know Any Journalists? Don't Get Too Close!

Whatever you twitter/tweet to journalists is now Property of Homeland Security.

Freedom of speech might allow journalists to get away with a lot in America, but the Department of Homeland Security is on the ready to make sure that the government is keeping dibs on who is saying what.

Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that came out of DHS headquarters in November, Washington has the written permission to retain data on users of social media and online networking platforms

Specifically, the DHS announced the NCO and its Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) can collect personal information from news anchors, journalists, reporters or anyone who may use “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”

DHS is only interested in correspondence, or inferred/deduced correspondence, with "terrorists".

Of course, "Terrorists" are only what Napolitano SAYS they are.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.


Tim Morrissey said...

Vat iss de problem here??? If you haf nussing to HIDE, you haf nussing to FEAR - verstehen sie?

Dad29 said...

Do you have your papers?