The Words that DHS Patrols For On Websites

In case you are curious about which words in particular that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cross-references when monitoring your online communications at social networking sites, online media and other websites for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S., here is the list of keywords that will get you flagged.

As first reported by MailOnline (a UK alternative news outlet, dailymail.co.uk) the Department of Homeland Security was recently forced to release the list following a freedom of information request and lawsuit by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy watchdog group.

The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit revealed how analysts patrol the internet and monitor social networks and media organizations for comments that ‘reflect adversely’ on the government and to provide awareness of any potential threats. The agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent.

Original document and list.

The Electronic Privacy Center described the choice of words as ‘broad, vague and ambiguous’. They point out that it includes ‘vast amounts of First Amendment protected speech that is entirely unrelated to the Department of Homeland Security mission to protect the public against terrorism and disasters.’

Here is the list in ‘image’ format, so as not to be flagged here 😉

dhs-keyword-list-1
dhs-keyword-list-2
dhs-keyword-list-3

 

Appreciate topics of survival, emergency preparedness – or planning for disaster?
Read our current articles on Modern Survival Blog
twitter: MSurvivalBlog
Facebook

11 Comments


Modern Survival Blog is a Top Prepper Website

  1. Lightnbug May 28, 2012 11:24 AM
  2. Lightnbug May 28, 2012 11:26 AM
  3. chiller May 28, 2012 3:16 PM
    • chiller May 29, 2012 5:44 PM
  4. Giurza May 28, 2012 6:12 PM
  5. Dan-o May 28, 2012 7:39 PM
    • Ken May 28, 2012 7:48 PM
  6. joe blow June 5, 2012 7:26 PM
  7. The Pianist April 28, 2013 6:34 PM
    • The Pianist April 28, 2013 6:43 PM
    • Ken Jorgustin April 28, 2013 7:06 PM
Vote for MSB -Top Prepper Website

Read our Comment Policy

For off-topic discussion, visit the latest:
'Weekly Preparedness' post

For the most recent comments from all articles:
'Recent Comments' page

Leave a Reply

Email optional - will not be published