Posts Tagged ‘Privacy Act of 1974’

Homeland Security Tracks These Keywords on Twitter and Facebook VIDEO

March 6, 2012

http://mashable.com/2012/03/02/social-networking-monitoring/?WT.mc_id=en_top_stories&utm_campaign=Top%2BStories

God bless EPIC, they keep on keeping on, fighting the hegemony’s urge to monitor everything you say or do on the Internet. Now we find out the DHS has hired a company to monitor all activity for given keywords.

That’s a blatant assault on the 4th and 5th amendments, but they’ve been ignoring the US Constitution for generations now. Like the IRS prying into free speech content of corporations applying for 501c3 or 501c4 status.

“The agency has demonstrated no legal basis for its social network and media monitoring program, which threatens important free speech and expression rights,” EPIC said in a Feb. 22 letter submitted to U.S. Congress.

EPIC says the surveillance of social media networks, public forums and websites violates the First Amendment and the Privacy Act of 1974.

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