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February 14, 2010

During the Olympics The Feds Will Be Reader Twitter, Drudge and Huffington Post and The Blotter

During the Olympics, The Feds Will Be Reading Your Tweets – And the Blotter

DHS Is Monitoring Social Media and Web Sites for Terror and Disaster Info


As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats.

Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter.

The National Operations Center of DHS will watch the web for information, according to the statement, to "provide situational awareness" in the event of natural disaster, an "act of terrorism, or other manmade disaster."

"The Olympics are a potential target for such events," said the statement. The statement did not list all web sites and social media that the NOC will monitor, but provided 31 examples, many of them, like the Blotter, sites that cover breaking news, security, or terror.

DHS officials say they will not be monitoring the web sites extensively, but would use the sites as a reference and open source tool in the event of an incident or emergency. DHS officials also used the monitoring of social media sites in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake to aid rescue efforts.

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One website that is not included on the DHS approved sites for monitoring is Facebook, since Facebook would require officials to log in.

While Canada is leading the security effort for the games with an estimated price tag of almost $1 billion, US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Customs Border Protection (CBP), Coast Guard, and DHS, will be assisting with security efforts due to Vancouver's proximity to the U.S.-Canada border.


Wild Thing's comment........

We are so lucky to have Janet heading up our security. NOT!

Obama and his Administration DESPERATELY trying to convince Americans it is REALLY, REALLY on top of the terrorist threat thing.

Interesting isn’t it that after removing the word “terrorist” from “government speak” it is now back and prominent?

Pathetic bastards would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

I didn't know terrorists Tweet??

"I tawt I taw a tewwowist" -- Tweety Bird

Link for The Olympics

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at February 14, 2010 04:49 AM


I hope they are monitoring CAIR. Oops, that would be profiling wouldn't it!

Posted by: TomR at February 14, 2010 11:55 AM

These twits are still convinced that Conservatives are the biggest threat to this country.

Clueless and money wasting Know Noth-inks.

Posted by: Mark at February 14, 2010 12:34 PM

Tom, LMAO yes to them it sure would be.

Mark, it sure is money wasted.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 15, 2010 03:19 AM