Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello to all DHS agents, welcome to Islam Today Oregon!

The DHS is now monitoring anti-jihad blogs and websites, ostensibly to gather a data base to use in the future for....?

There is a list of those the DHS is watching, this blog is not on the list, but I would imagine we will be monitored as this site is linked to a lot of other like-minded sites and blogs, so eventually the DHS will get around to snooping around here.  I have a suggestion for the agents doing the looking; stay a while, have a cup of coffee and read.  Read as much as you can, maybe you will learn something outside of the inculcated propaganda pumped into you by the DHS and our administration.

Welcome DHS agents, enjoy your stay and if there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to contact me here at

From ABC News December 28 by Olivia Katrandjian

DHS Creates Accounts Solely to Monitor Social Networks

An online privacy group is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security accusing it of not releasing records from the agency's covert surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

The DHS creates accounts solely to monitor social media sites and establish a system of records of the information gathered. The agency does not post information, seek to connect with other users, accept invitations to connect or interact with others according to a statement on their website.

The agency scans social media sites for a list of words that include "dirty bomb," "hostage," "exercise," "task force," "explosion," "lockdown," "riot," "nuclear threat," "brown out," "meth lab," "cain and abel" and "brute forcing."
Several countries and cities, including North Korea and Mexico, are also flagged as key words.

In a statement, the DHS said that the National Operations Center (NOC) "will gather, store, analyze, and disseminate relevant and appropriate de-identified information to federal, state, local, and foreign governments, and private sector partners authorized to receive situational awareness and a common operating picture," said the statement.

In April 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) requested records from the DHS of the agency's social network monitoring program. The agency has an obligation to locate the records and notify the requestor if the records are available for release.

Marc Rotenberg, EPIC's executive director, told ABC News that the requests have gone unanswered.
On Dec. 20, EPIC filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the DHS.

"We want to know how they're collecting information online, what they're collecting online and if there's legal basis to do this," Rotenberg told ABC News.

"We are trying to understand what the circumstances are when the DHS is engaged in tracking to social media sites," Rotenberg added.

The DHS declined to comment on the issue.

See the DHS memo here.

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1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah said...

NOTHING on this blog can be considered propaganda.
Islam Today Oregon merely tells the truth, the truth as reported by various independent news agencies, relief agencies, Islamic organizations and individuals from around the world.
Many of these articles come from inside Muslim countries, stories that are written by Muslims and reported in Muslim newspapers.
If the DHS decides that this blog is indeed anti-Islamic propaganda, then the DHS must also consider every single news source from which Islam Today Oregon gets its stories, to be anti-Islamic propaganda.
Does the DHS really want to begin declaring the MSM, Islamic news agencies and Islamic organizations as anti-Islamic...?