DHS forced to release list of words that could get you spied on

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  1. tinydancer
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    This list is outrageous. Words include "pork", "cloud" and "Mexico".

    Wait till you read the list. Break out your rolaids. Run out for Immodium. DHS has gone insane. Basically we're all toast.

    :lol:

    " The list has been posted online by the Electronic Privacy Information Center - a privacy watchdog group who filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act before suing to obtain the release of the documents.

    In a letter to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence, the centre described the choice of words as 'broad, vague and ambiguous'.

    They point out that it includes 'vast amounts of First Amendment protected speech that is entirely unrelated to the Department of Homeland Security mission to protect the public against terrorism and disasters.'

    Read more: REVEALED: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you | Mail Online
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    I must be on the terrorist watch list....
     
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    i agree 'tis sad...but dhs has to monitor the internet, so a criteria list is required to create filters . i am surprised the list so short.

    i am screwed, i love pork and mexico, i live in a tropical hurricane zone, i post photos of clouds and play gangster wars...i wonder if my picture is on a post office wall yet...
     
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    I just ate a big PORK sandwich and Im so full I could EXPLODE...last time I ate SWINE it gave me such bad GAS I thought I had FOOD POISONING like I had in MEXICO...anyway what where we talking about again ?
     
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    DHS HAS to monitor the Internet? And just WHY is that?

    A Democrat Lawmaker calls that "Spying" and I agree with her:
    Lawmaker demands Homeland Security stops Internet spying — RT
    "Learned acceptance is a sign of stupid fools who stand in line".
     
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    Ditto Mad Scientist --- The only terrorists you're gonna catch having open dialogue on the internet are 16 year olds who will be facing 20 to 30 years for conspiracy to engage in terroristic acts...
     
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    i don't disagree with your position. however, the current landscape calls for monitoring internet chatter...if they are going to test babies' milk at the airport...they best watch internet conversations. Now the question of effectiveness or appropriate is a different issue and I would agree requires scrutiny. For the record the entire DHS should be dismantled IMHO of course.
     
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    I second that. I see no reason for the FBI, the CIA AND the DHS.
     
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    If dhs asked for it it must be a good reason. Shame
     
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    I believe it is a word in context or conjunction with other words or a phrase that will flag you. Just like typing an incomplete sentence grammar check would flag the sentence. The chatter is what counts not the individual words.
     

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