FOI: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying

KRSOne

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By Daniel Miller
PUBLISHED: 04:32 EST, 26 May 2012 | UPDATED: 07:22 EST, 26 May 2012

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.
The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'.
Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.

The words are included in the department's 2011 'Analyst's Desktop Binder' used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify 'media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities'.
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.

However they insisted the practice was aimed not at policing the internet for disparaging remarks about the government and signs of general dissent, but to provide awareness of any potential threats.










 

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And Kirk, with that post, you're now absolutely being watched by the great owl in the sky. I think for your own safety you should go off the grid completely for at least five years.
 

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Oh noes, Meth Lab? The Breaking Bad Facebook page must have an entire team sifting through it.
 

LiddyRules

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That writer really likes to use the word "force," don't he?

"Leak," "Mudslide," and "Crest"? Oh no. Now the government is going to target people who had a fun night out, took a piss, and brushed their teeth.
 

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Reported.

Domestic security
Assassination Attack Drill Exercise Cops Law enforcement Authorities Disaster assistance Disaster management DNDO (Domestic NuclearDetection Office) National preparedness Mitigation Prevention Response Recovery Dirty bomb Domestic nuclear detection Emergency management Emergency response First responder Homeland security Maritime domain awareness (MDA) National preparedness initiative Militia Shooting Shots fired Evacuation Deaths Hostage Explosion (explosive) Police Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) Organized crime Gangs National security State of emergency Security Breach Threat Standoff SWAT Screening Lockdown Bomb (squad or threat) Crash Looting Riot Emergency Landing Pipe bomb Incident Facility

HAZMAT & Nuclear
Hazmat Nuclear Chemical spill Suspicious package/deviceToxic National laboratory Nuclear facility Nuclear threat Cloud Plume Radiation Radioactive Leak Biological infection (or event) Chemical Chemical burn Biological Epidemic Hazardous Hazardous material incident Industrial spill Infection Powder (white) Gas Spillover Anthrax Blister agent Chemical agent Exposure Burn Nerve agent Ricin Sarin North Korea

Health Concern + H1N1 Outbreak Contamination Exposure Virus Evacuation Bacteria Recall Ebola Food Poisoning Foot and Mouth (FMD) H5N1 Avian Flu Salmonella Small Pox Plague Human to human Human to Animal Influenza Center for Disease Control (CDC) Drug Administration (FDA) Public HealthToxic Agro Terror Tuberculosis (TB) Agriculture Listeria Symptoms Mutation Resistant Antiviral Wave Pandemic Infection Water/air borne Sick Swine Pork Strain Quarantine H1N1 VaccineTamiflu Norvo Virus Epidemic World Health Organization (WHO) (and components)Viral Hemorrhagic Fever E. Coli Infrastructure Security

Infrastructure security
Airport Airplane (and derivatives) Chemical fire CIKR (Critical Infrastructure& Key Resources) AMTRAK Collapse Computer infrastructure Communications infrastructure Telecommunications Critical infrastructure National infrastructure Metro WMATA Subway BART MARTA Port Authority NBIC (NationalBiosurveillance IntegrationCenter) Transportation security Grid Power Smart Body scanner Electric Failure or outage Black out Brown out Port Dock Bridge Cancelled Delays Service disruption Power lines

Southwest Border Violence Drug Cartel Violence Gang Drug Narcotics Cocaine Marijuana Heroin Border Mexico Cartel Southwest Juarez Sinaloa Tijuana Torreon Yuma Tucson Decapitated U.S. Consulate Consular El Paso Fort Hancock San Diego Ciudad Juarez Nogales Sonora Colombia Mara salvatrucha MS13 or MS-13 Drug war Mexican army Methamphetamine Cartel de Golfo Gulf Cartel La Familia Reynosa Nuevo Leon Narcos Narco banners (Spanishequivalents) Los Zetas Shootout Execution Gunfight Trafficking Kidnap Calderon Reyosa Bust Tamaulipas Meth Lab Drug trade Illegal immigrants Smuggling (smugglers) Matamoros Michoacana Guzman Arellano-Felix Beltran-Leyva Barrio Azteca Artistic Assassins Mexicles New Federation

Terrorism
Al Qaeda (all spellings) Terror Attack Iraq Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Agro Environmental terrorist Eco terrorism Conventional weaponTarget Weapons grade Dirty bomb Enriched Nuclear Chemical weapon Biological weapon Ammonium nitrate Improvised explosive device IED (Improvised ExplosiveDevice) Abu Sayyaf Hamas FARC (Armed RevolutionaryForces Colombia) IRA (Irish Republican Army) ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) Basque Separatists Hezbollah Tamil Tigers PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization Car bomb Jihad Taliban Weapons cache Suicide bomber Suicide attack Suspicious substance AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula) AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) TTP (Tehrik-i-TalibanPakistan) Yemen Pirates Extremism Somalia Nigeria Radicals Al-Shabaab Home grown Plot Nationalist Recruitment Fundamentalism Islamist

Weather/ Disaster/ Emergency
Emergency Hurricane Tornado Twister Tsunami EarthquakeTremor Flood Storm Crest Temblor Extreme weather Forest fire Brush fire Ice Stranded Stuck Help Hail Wildfire Tsunami Warning Center Magnitude Avalanche Typhoon Shelter-in-place Disaster Snow Blizzard Sleet Mud slide or Mudslide Erosion Power outage Brown out Warning Watch Lightening Aid Relief Closure Interstate Burst Emergency Broadcast System

Cyber Security
Botnet DDOS (dedicated denial of service)Denial of service Malware Virus Trojan Keylogger Cyber Command 2600 Spammer Phishing Rootkit PhreakingCain and abelBrute forcing Mysql injection Cyber attack Cyber terror Hacker China Conficker Worm Scammers Social media
 

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Domestic security
Assassination Attack Drill Exercise Cops Law enforcement Authorities Disaster assistance Disaster management DNDO (Domestic NuclearDetection Office) National preparedness Mitigation Prevention Response Recovery Dirty bomb Domestic nuclear detection Emergency management Emergency response First responder Homeland security Maritime domain awareness (MDA) National preparedness initiative Militia Shooting Shots fired Evacuation Deaths Hostage Explosion (explosive) Police Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) Organized crime Gangs National security State of emergency Security Breach Threat Standoff SWAT Screening Lockdown Bomb (squad or threat) Crash Looting Riot Emergency Landing Pipe bomb Incident Facility

HAZMAT & Nuclear
Hazmat Nuclear Chemical spill Suspicious package/deviceToxic National laboratory Nuclear facility Nuclear threat Cloud Plume Radiation Radioactive Leak Biological infection (or event) Chemical Chemical burn Biological Epidemic Hazardous Hazardous material incident Industrial spill Infection Powder (white) Gas Spillover Anthrax Blister agent Chemical agent Exposure Burn Nerve agent Ricin Sarin North Korea

Health Concern + H1N1 Outbreak Contamination Exposure Virus Evacuation Bacteria Recall Ebola Food Poisoning Foot and Mouth (FMD) H5N1 Avian Flu Salmonella Small Pox Plague Human to human Human to Animal Influenza Center for Disease Control (CDC) Drug Administration (FDA) Public HealthToxic Agro Terror Tuberculosis (TB) Agriculture Listeria Symptoms Mutation Resistant Antiviral Wave Pandemic Infection Water/air borne Sick Swine Pork Strain Quarantine H1N1 VaccineTamiflu Norvo Virus Epidemic World Health Organization (WHO) (and components)Viral Hemorrhagic Fever E. Coli Infrastructure Security

Infrastructure security
Airport Airplane (and derivatives) Chemical fire CIKR (Critical Infrastructure& Key Resources) AMTRAK Collapse Computer infrastructure Communications infrastructure Telecommunications Critical infrastructure National infrastructure Metro WMATA Subway BART MARTA Port Authority NBIC (NationalBiosurveillance IntegrationCenter) Transportation security Grid Power Smart Body scanner Electric Failure or outage Black out Brown out Port Dock Bridge Cancelled Delays Service disruption Power lines

Southwest Border Violence Drug Cartel Violence Gang Drug Narcotics Cocaine Marijuana Heroin Border Mexico Cartel Southwest Juarez Sinaloa Tijuana Torreon Yuma Tucson Decapitated U.S. Consulate Consular El Paso Fort Hancock San Diego Ciudad Juarez Nogales Sonora Colombia Mara salvatrucha MS13 or MS-13 Drug war Mexican army Methamphetamine Cartel de Golfo Gulf Cartel La Familia Reynosa Nuevo Leon Narcos Narco banners (Spanishequivalents) Los Zetas Shootout Execution Gunfight Trafficking Kidnap Calderon Reyosa Bust Tamaulipas Meth Lab Drug trade Illegal immigrants Smuggling (smugglers) Matamoros Michoacana Guzman Arellano-Felix Beltran-Leyva Barrio Azteca Artistic Assassins Mexicles New Federation

Terrorism
Al Qaeda (all spellings) Terror Attack Iraq Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Agro Environmental terrorist Eco terrorism Conventional weaponTarget Weapons grade Dirty bomb Enriched Nuclear Chemical weapon Biological weapon Ammonium nitrate Improvised explosive device IED (Improvised ExplosiveDevice) Abu Sayyaf Hamas FARC (Armed RevolutionaryForces Colombia) IRA (Irish Republican Army) ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) Basque Separatists Hezbollah Tamil Tigers PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization Car bomb Jihad Taliban Weapons cache Suicide bomber Suicide attack Suspicious substance AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula) AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) TTP (Tehrik-i-TalibanPakistan) Yemen Pirates Extremism Somalia Nigeria Radicals Al-Shabaab Home grown Plot Nationalist Recruitment Fundamentalism Islamist

Weather/ Disaster/ Emergency
Emergency Hurricane Tornado Twister Tsunami EarthquakeTremor Flood Storm Crest Temblor Extreme weather Forest fire Brush fire Ice Stranded Stuck Help Hail Wildfire Tsunami Warning Center Magnitude Avalanche Typhoon Shelter-in-place Disaster Snow Blizzard Sleet Mud slide or Mudslide Erosion Power outage Brown out Warning Watch Lightening Aid Relief Closure Interstate Burst Emergency Broadcast System

Cyber Security
Botnet DDOS (dedicated denial of service)Denial of service Malware Virus Trojan Keylogger Cyber Command 2600 Spammer Phishing Rootkit PhreakingCain and abelBrute forcing Mysql injection Cyber attack Cyber terror Hacker China Conficker Worm Scammers Social media


 

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Seriously, with all this shit that gets said around here, I'd be disappointed if the everyone here wasn't on some list or another.
 

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Seriously, with all this shit that gets said around here, I'd be disappointed if the everyone here wasn't on some list or another.
With a list like that, anyone that has posted anything on the internet is in a database of some kind.
 

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They didn't even use the right definition of DDOS. It's distributed denial of service, asshats.
 

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Seriously, with all this shit that gets said around here, I'd be disappointed if the everyone here wasn't on some list or another.
Not to mention my story about being strained in a hail storm while visiting San Diego. I was driving and almost crashed. There were delays across the interstate, service disruptions, and black outs all throughout the area. I was going to collapse because I couldn't log onto my social media sites. And to make matters worse, I got food poisoning from bad pork.

And we are all on a list. Fenrir is our official government liaison.