Posts Tagged ‘Social Network’

Homeland Security Releases Binder Detailing Internet Monitoring

January 17, 2013 2 comments

The Department of Homeland Security has released their 2011 “Analysts Desktop Binder,” detailing how the department has been monitoring activity on the internet and social networks. The binder includes an extensive list of key words and search terms carefully watched by analysts in multiple agencies including the Directorate for National Protection and Programs,



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Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Health Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others. Many monitored search terms are basic and used on a regular basis by every day American citizens and journalists.


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Prison » Facebook Spies On Chats For Suspicious Behavior

July 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Citing the need to watch for potential sex offenders, Facebook is using software that tracks private conversations for suspicious behavior and keywords before alerting Facebook employees who then decide whether to pass the information on to police.

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Prison » Planet Infowars: Rallying Point for the Resistance!

May 23, 2012 Leave a comment

We are delighted to officially announce the launch of Planet Infowars – our new social networking hub that allows Infowarriors to connect with others, create, organize, resist and join forces around the most powerful rallying point out there.

One of the problems we’ve heard over and over again in recent years is that there is no recognized network through which truth activists can meet fellow liberty lovers and properly organize activist campaigns or simply chat with those who share their passion for freedom.

After having experimented with social networks in the past, we found them to be wildly popular but never got around to finalizing a reliable platform that would have the strength to handle the tens of thousands of members that would want to join – until now.

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Facebook is Deception |

April 15, 2012 1 comment

Three years of research involving over one million users and ten thousand interviews has resulted in a book, and has resulted in some startling conclusions about the most widely used social network, Facebook. The book, “Facebook is deception”, reveals tales of bullying, fraud and scams and reveals their identities.

“Facebook is deception” is the title of the new book written by Chamakhe Maurieni available online*.

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Facebook and Fake Names by Bill Rounds

February 6, 2012 1 comment

Recently by Bill Rounds: Are Your Phone Conversations Recorded?

What What Happens If You Use A Fake Name On Google+ Or Facebook?

People love Facebook. Social networking is just a part of what humans do, so the fact that people use online social networks like Facebook and Google+ is no surprise. They are powerful tools for social change, business opportunities and developing strong relationships with friends and family.

But, people are nervous about providing their personal information to social networking sites, and with good reason. Social networking sites sell your information to the highest bidder. They make billions of dollars from the information that we give them for free. That information allows repressive governments to easily target undesirables, it could damage a career, or just plain cause embarrassment.

How People Protect Personal Information On Social Networking Sites

To harness the power of social networking while protecting personal information, some people use fake information in their profiles. There are lots of reasons people provide fake info. Everything from using a fake birthday or city, to using a fake profile picture or name are used by people who fear stalkers, by Egyptian revolutionaries, and by average people to protect their privacy. Only the most dedicated snoops can glean good information from a false trail.

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Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York Times

January 11, 2012 6 comments

Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York Times

Atlantic Wire ^ | 11 January 2012 | Adam Clark Estes

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:29:51 PM by Windflier

It’s unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a “Social Networking/Media Capability” program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks online for at least the past 18 months.

Based on a privacy compliance review from last November recently obtained by Reuters, the purpose of the project is to “collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.” Whatever that means.

Either way, the list of sites reported by Reuters reveals in a Wednesday afternoon exclusive is pretty intriguing…

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DHS Creates Accounts Solely to Monitor Social Networks

December 28, 2011 2 comments

DHS Creates Accounts Solely to Monitor Social Networks

ABC News ^ | December 28, 2011 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:30:57 PM by Brandonmark

An online privacy group is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security accusing it of not releasing records from the agency’s covert surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

The DHS creates accounts solely to monitor social media sites and establish a system of records of the information gathered. The agency does not post information, seek to connect with other users, accept invitations to connect or interact with others according to a statement on their website.

The agency scans social media sites for a list of words that include “dirty bomb,” “hostage,” “exercise,” “task force,” “explosion,” “lockdown,” “riot,” “nuclear threat,” “brown out,” “meth lab,” “cain and abel” and “brute forcing.”

Several countries and cities, including North Korea and Mexico, are also flagged as key words.

In a statement, the DHS said that the National Operations Center (NOC) “will gather, store, analyze, and disseminate relevant and appropriate de-identified information to federal, state, local, and foreign governments, and private sector partners authorized to receive situational awareness and a common operating picture,” said the statement.

In April 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) requested records from the DHS of the agency’s social network monitoring program. The agency has an obligation to locate the records and notify the requestor if the records are available for release.

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