Homeland Security Monitoring List Includes: Al Qaeda, Attack, Pork
Saying these words online may have the feds at your door
The Department of Homeland Security has been spying on us through our computers for some time now. But today it has been revealed just what exactly they are looking for before they decide to start actively tracking you.
Thanks to a freedom of information request the agency was forced to share their list of keyword found in their Analyst's Desktop Binder.
While obvious words like "Al Qaeda," "attack" and "terrorism" were found, there were also unusual ones like "cloud," "team" and "pork." Actually, the list had just about every word imaginable on it. So, if you're tweeting about cocaine or emailing anybody directions on how to get to the nearest interstate, there's a good chance they are watching you too.
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Of course, they insist that the information is only being used to better equip themselves in the event or a catastrophe or to prevent one from happening, not to peep like a Tom.
"The practice was aimed not at policing the internet for disparaging remarks about the government and signs of general dissent, but to provide awareness of any potential threats," they said in a statement.
Still trying to figure out why pork is on the list. Perhaps it is as bad as Farrakhan says it is.