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DHS Monitors Drugereport, Social Media. Prep for SOPA?

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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 06:51 PM
In a document released to Reuters Wensday (today) DHS reveals its current hobby.

A "privacy compliance review" issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" which involves regular monitoring of "publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards."

Now DHS claims the purpose of the program is to

"collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture."

Now many of us already knew this was going on but in light of SOPA i found one part particularly interesting

that such monitoring is designed to help DHS and its numerous agencies, which include the U.S. Secret Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency, to manage government responses to such events as the 2010 earthquake and aftermath in Haiti and security and border control related to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

So my take on this is they've been watching this stuff since 2010 to

"establishing a common operating picture."

so they would be able to, once SOPA goes live, they would be able to notify and assist the proper govt agency by providing proper ammo for them to use. Now they claim they aren't going to hold onto the internet traffic, but i wonder what data the NSA is going to use that huge server farm in Utah then? hmm maybe more bit torrented self-help storage space...
NSA server farm 2009 story link

my first thread so if its in the wrong place I'm sorry.
edit on 11-1-2012 by roaland because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 06:59 PM
You think they've heard of ATS?


posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 07:05 PM
reply to post by pierregustavetoutant

WikiLeaks and news and gossip sites
From the story link

what gives you an idea like that? surely they haven't

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 09:50 AM
The Lyrics of this song come to mind:

As I Rode Into Tombstone On My Horse His Name Was Mac
I Saw What I'll Relate To You Goin' On Behind My Back
It Seems The Folks Were Up In Arms, A Man Now Had To Die
For Believin' Things That Didn't Fit The Laws They'd Set Aside
The Man's Name Was I'm A Freak The Best That I Could See
He Was The Executioner, A Hangman Just Like Me
I Guess That He'd Seen Loopholes From Workin' With His Rope
He'd Hung The Wrong Man Many Times So Now He Turned To Hope

He'd Talk To All The People From His Scaffold In The Square
He Told Them Of The Things He Found;
But They Didn't Seem To Care
He Said The Laws Were Obsolete, A Change They Should Demand
But The People Only Walked Away, He Couldn't Understand

The Marshall's Name Was Uncle Sam, He Said He'd Right This Wrong
He'd Make The Hangman Shut His Mouth If It Took Him All Year Long
He Finally Arrested Freak And Then He Sent For Me
To Hang A Fellow Hangman From A Fellow Hangman's Tree

It Didn't Take Them Long To Try Him In Their Court Of Law
He Was Guilty Then Of Thinking, A Crime Much Worse Than All
They Sentenced Him To Die So His Seed Of Thought Can't Spread
And Infect The Little Children; That's What The Law Had Said

So The Hangin' Day Came 'Round And He Walked Up To The Noose
I Pulled The Lever But Before He Fell I Cut Him Loose
They Called It All Conspiracy And That I Had To Die
So To Close Our Mouths And Kill Our Minds They Hung Us Side By Side

By Mason Proffit, "Two Hangmen" circa 1972

ATS Americans -- the America we knew is gone. Behind the guise of "protecting America" this corrupt and communist government first signs into law the Patriot Act, and now, this.

Our freedoms are gone. We are now under "surveillance" by the very government that is supposed to protect our freedoms.

Whether you are liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, doesn't matter any longer.

No matter what, we are ALL AMERICANS, and we need to set aside our differences, get into focus, and look to who the true enemy of our freedom really is.

We need to put aside our differences and become one America again. We are being separated -- Divide and Conquer -- by the Federal Government. It is making us weaker.

Please -- lets put our efforts together, instead of apart, and save the last free country on this planet.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by phantomjack

One things for sure, its going to take more then one election in 2012 to fix this mess. I hope it doesn't take more than that but my faith in my fellow Americans is dwindling fast lol

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