why so socialist, sheeple?
edit on 12-1-2012 by psyop911 because: (no reason given)
5 pages and the biggest Obama shill, OutKast Searcher, is nowhere to be found. This is worrisome...
Originally posted by jdub297
Last year and before, the administration began taking steps to enable the surreptitious monitoring of sites such as ATS.
Gov't Admits Spying on Blogs and Forums
They’re Here! Obama Disinformation Agents Are Actively Posting Against Critics
Now, Janet Napolitano has issued internal directives allowing government snoops to compile personal info of anyone posting news and blogs that catch the attentaion of the Obama administration and its minions.
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.”
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s own definition of personal identifiable information, or PII, such data could consist of any intellect “that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.” Previously established guidelines within the administration say that data could only be collected under authorization set forth by written code, but the new provisions in the NOC’s write-up means that any reporter, whether someone along the lines of Walter Cronkite or a budding blogger, can be victimized by the agency.
The department says that they will only scour publically-made info available while retaining data, but it doesn’t help but raise suspicion as to why the government is going out of their way to spend time, money and resources on watching over those that helped bring news to the masses.
Whoa: Obama Administration Monitoring Journalists
Originally posted by groingrinder
"People should not fear the government. Government should fear the people".