Skip to comments.Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists
Posted on 01/14/2012 5:00:08 PM PST by Fitzy_888
Under the National Operations Center (NOC)s Media Monitoring Initiative that emerged from the Department of Homeland Security in November, Washington has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.
According to DHS, the definition of personal identifiable information can consist of any intellect that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.
"Previously established guidelines within the administration say that data could only be collected under authorization set forth by written code, but the new provisions in the NOCs write-up means that any reporter, whether someone along the lines of Walter Cronkite or a budding blogger, can be victimized by the agency."
"Also included in the roster of those subjected to the spying are government officials, domestic or not, who make public statements, private sector employees that do the same and persons known to have been involved in major crimes of Homeland Security interest, which to itself opens up the possibilities even wider."
"The department says that they will only scour publically-made info available while retaining data, but it doesnt help but raise suspicion as to why the government is going out of their way to spend time, money and resources on watching over those that helped bring news to the masses."
According to RT, the website Fast Company reports that the NOC Monitoring Initiative has been in play since at least early-2010 and that the data is being shared with both private sector businesses and international third parties.
You guys in DC have really screwed the pooch with this one. This "Initiative" has got as many holes in it as our border with Mexico does.
See Appendix A (starting at page 14) for the list of sites that the NOC will start to monitor in order to provide situational awareness and establish a common operating picture under this Initiative.
Please keep this in mind also...
Initial sites listed may link to other sites not listed. The NOC may also monitor those sites if they are within the scope of this Initiative.
So in the end everything on the Internet is subject to this Initiative.
But they won’t monitor a militant Muslim (Major Hassan) in the US Army...
We must vote in enough conservatives to shut this whole agency down and ensure all the employees never work for a Government organization again.
I don’t see any of the entrenched interests or candidates or Obama reversing this trend to put Americans into the cross hairs, except possibly one. The biggest threat to the USA comes from inside, fiscal and power mongers. Americans are not the threat yet we been made the target.
In PA Rendell had an Israeli firm spying on citizens and Tea Partiers. Can’t think of the name IRCC or something similar.
Islamists run DHS. Documented and No Joke.
Who gave them written permission?
Exactly. We swallow it whole when the Admins in ‘our’ hands.
To keep us safe? There’s no limit to how safe you can make someone. The American government’s job is to preserve my liberty.
Not to worry... DHS will only monitor journalists that are critical of the Obama regime, so this will have no effect on the mainstream media.
“Safe” was a poor choice of words — I was posting in a hurry.
To clarify, I meant the type of safety that allows for the sort of stability which makes liberty possible. It’s nigh impossible to be free without order of some sort.
It is obviously easy to take that too far, however. I was not supporting the nanny state but merely pointing out that the very laws which underlie a nanny state can easily be turned against the people themselves.
We’re all going to get a workout sometime.
This month, I am getting a legally-obtained handgun with hopefully a CCW permit. Just have to see how FLA Law reacts.
You LEFT out the company that does not have to pay taxes in America. GE.
Go for it
And stay with me Sarge
It will all work out. And if not-——well we would have done our duty.
And thats all that can be asked of us
Agreed and not looking to pick on you. I just worry that a new generation doesn’t understand the meaning of words. We’re losing a lot to crazy people. How is that happening?
Ogod, you’re right. Along with Yahoo-Obama, Google-Obama, YouTube-Obama, we have GE-Obama.
Were losing a lot to crazy people. How is that happening?
I honest to goodness wish I knew... I really do.
I read the 23 page directive from Homeland Security. I wondered how the Germans and Italians ceded power to Hilter and Missolini. Now I know. And now I’ve done it too.
All in the name of a safer society. After all, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. Right!
According to the directive, even posting this could be considered “dangerous.”
There is no one to protect us except ourselves.
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