General Dynamics Is Watching You

Homeland Security “outsources” its social media monitoring spy program

http://www.examiner.com/city-buzz-in-charlotte/homeland-security-outsources-its-social-media-monitoring-spy-program

General Dynamics employees responsible for the DHS social media monitoring contract are required to attend a “training course” in DHS privacy practices several times a year, but are not required to under go a background check.
If General Dynamics employees misuse the personal information of journalists, public figures or the general public (to include Twitter or Facebook users) in any way, their punishment is restricted to additional training classes or dismissal from the project.

And they’re still going to look for those keywords:
Terrorism
Occupy
Spies
Al Qaeda
Shoe Bomb
Underwear Bomb
Special Agent Mikey
Special Agent Kreepy
Special Agent Bunchy Pants
Constitution
1st Amendment
4th Amendment
Freedom
Big Brother
Janet Napolitano
Nuclear
Signal 6
and all that kinda stuff

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But it’s all good sez DHS/FBI, as the folks at Capitol Hill ask them questions about what’s going on in the hood.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400429,00.asp

The Privacy Act prevents government agencies from collecting citizens’ personally identifiable information (PII). But “the documents obtained by EPIC also reveal that there are several exceptions to the ‘no PII’ rule, including allowances for collection of PII of anchors, newscasters, or on-scene reporters who … use traditional and/or social media. This would allow the agency to build files on bloggers and Internet activists.”

Yes, yes, they’re still going to be making sure that everyone speaks only positively about the USofA.
And there are always loopholes to let the Eff Bee Eye stick their intrusive little brown noses into your freedom of thought and expression processes. The FBI and General Dynamics rogues…waiting to pounce.

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I went to protests and all I got was this lousy surveillance. Proud parking lot naturalist. My Awards: Time Magazine Person of the Year! 2011 Recipient of the distinguished FBI Out-And-About & Home Visit award FBI Associates Program Nominee 2009-2010 County Parks Taxidermy Squirrel recipient 2009-2010 Don’t Eff With Me and I Won’t Eff With You certificate 2010
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