posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 02:27 PM
reply to post by getreadyalready
I can share those sentiments (both posting at work, and posting too much personal info). I think we both know that the other is a man who enjoys the
finer things in life, hehe...
As for being monitored, I am somewhat familiar with how such software works, both from a previous occupation and my present work with software.
Basically, these programs look for two things...keywords, and a pattern of behavior. Communications of any kind, randomly sampled, then analyzed for
these two factors, are then flagged for review by human eyes. Needless to say, this is a very SMALL percentage, due to both manpower, and the sheer
volume of information, within the various agencies tasked for this sort of thing (largely divided between foreign and domestic monitoring, such as the
FBIS division of the CIA (Foreign Broadcast Information Service), or the FBI and DHS for domestic, etc.). Different keywords, flagged for different
divisions, along with originating IPs, etc.
So, unless you're routinely posting posts with lots of these keywords (and often, the software will be keyed to look for certain languages of origin)
you're probably just fine. Even if you were, your background would be investigated first, and would likely rule you out right there (and future flag
you as a false threat).