DHS releases list of keywords they flag on social media sites

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  1. Gargoyle
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    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release list of words used to monitor social media.

    The phrase "food poisoning," along with the words "pork," "Mexico," and "contamination" are all on the list.

    In addition, in January, it was revealed that the Department of Homeland Security was collecting and retaining personal information on "journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses 'traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.'”
     
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    Big Brother is watching!!!!
     
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    But yet the combo of words Donkey, Tequila, and Tijuana don't lift any eyebows at DHS :D
     
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    "Let's have a party with liquor and drugs and guns and hookers and cops". Sorry, just reminded me of Bachelor Party.
     
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    Well yes ... I suppose that could be am improvement on our current two party system.
     
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    With such a big list of some common words, I can't imagine how many false positives they have to go through.
     
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    Well, personally, I got a bad case of food poisoning,in Mexico. I'm pretty sure there was some contamination in the pork I ate.


    ---NOT---:)
     
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    Jeez, I wish the TDC could speed it up a bit as with this infection I have, the meds the doctor prescribed give me gas and cause me to take a leak every 20 minutes and if I don't make it to the head I'm going to explode ;)
     
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    tornado, tsunami, storm, extreme weather, blizzard are DHS words, i better not check the weather then?? i guess weather.com must be under extreme scrutiny!
     
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    whew, so far MegaDo, helipad, giraffes and "mileage run" are not on the list. :eek:
     
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    Go through them? Hah, they probably just leave everyone on the list. False positives and all.
     
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    There are no false positives. Every lead points to a significant risk. Everyone who is not employed by the agency is the enemy.
     
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    With this list of words, I feel much safer...big brother had a tequila in mexico? :p
     
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    both are very good points.
     
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    This sounds like the upcoming launch party :D
     
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    Heck, I hope I'm not your seat mate on any future flights :p
     
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    You and I should prepare for the cavity search.:eek:
     
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    That will just get flagged as a typical expense report for the GSA.
     
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    Isn't this the Secret Service?
     
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    THAT was funny!
     

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