List of words to avoid online to stop US Big Brother from spying on you revealed
Washington, May 27 (ANI): The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of words it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media to look for signs of terrorist or other threats against America.
The list of words and phrases, released under a freedom of information request, sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the Internet searching for domestic and external threats.
The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb'.
The list also includes dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico,' The Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that 'reflect adversely' on the government.
The list has been posted online by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy watchdog group who filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act before suing to obtain the release of the documents. (ANI)
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