The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is watching the internets pretty closely in case terrorists are tweeting about their plans. The Electronic Privacy Information Center has gotten hold of documents showing what keywords the U.S. government scans for on social media and news sites. EPIC got the documents through a freedom of information request and a subsequent lawsuit to secure their release, and the 386 terms they monitor for are now available for all to see.
So if you don’t want to end up in Guantanamo, you’d better be careful when you talk about the Red Cross dealing with earthquake victims in El Paso. And definitely don’t tweet about the car crash on the bridge when you went to Target. Blogging about building a dirty bomb for an attack on a nuclear facility may also be a bad idea.
The full PDF is embedded below.