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Postby skynet » Tue May 29, 2012 7:49 am

Feels a little weird saying this but you might want to be careful what words you use in your searches or in social media. If you type a certain word that is on a government list, you will have eyes watching you.

If you are uncertain about a particular word you are using, you should use a proxy or something like TOR which you can download for any OS and start using in minutes. It's pretty easy.

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Three months ago, a list of keywords was released by the Dept. for Homeland Security after the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) sued the government for withholding the document.

The story has stirred up again by a couple of recent media reports have gotten the social networks sharing the media reports like wildfire.

This got me thinking.

The U.S. government may not be monitoring everything you say on social media sites, it monitors hundreds of seemingly obvious keywords every minute of the day — and some that are just plain bizarre.

The 39-page “2011 Analyst’s Desktop Binder“, emblazoned with the Homeland Security seal, dedicates four pages to words ranging from weather terms and cyber security to “south-west border” words and health related terms.

As we head into the summer season, you may want to think twice before tweeting about barbeque ”pork” or how the “cloud” is ruining the weather — a thoughtless comment that could end up with your Twitter account being monitored.

Full article: Top 374 keywords the U.S. government monitors
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