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During the Olympics, The Feds Will Be Reading Your Tweets – And the Blotter

As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats. Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter.

Photo: DHS Monitors Social Media Websites for Olympic Security

As the winter Olympics kick off Friday the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that they will be monitoring a variety of social media networks in the event of an emergency as part of their security efforts for the Winter Games. Collapse

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The National Operations Center of DHS will watch the web for information, according to the statement, to “provide situational awareness” in the event of natural disaster, an “act of terrorism, or other manmade disaster.”

Read more: ABC News

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February 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

1 Comment »

  1. Smile everybody! Janet is watching you.

    Comment by MTR | February 13, 2010 | Reply


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