Homeland Security watches Twitter, social media.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely monitors…

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks and news and gossip sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report, according to a government document.

A “privacy compliance review” issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a “Social Networking/Media Capability” which involves regular monitoring of “publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.”

The purpose of the monitoring, says the government document, is to “collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.”

Source: Mark Hosenball for Reuters.

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  • PostAmerica

    They call our enemies our friends and they spy on Americans,these people are nut jobs.

  • Jman

    The power of the information act. Call me crazy but they have been doing this for a very long time we are just now getting to know this. Even now my comment is getting recorded. Scared yet? you should be. Read the whole patriot act then you’ll see why we are not safe to voice our opinions without someone else reviewing it just to make sure we are not communist’s, terrioist’s, partriot’s… It sucks but it is up to them to decide who is who. WoW! NOT COOL!