"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...Police patrol the area outside of the BC Place Stadium which will host the Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, in downtown Vancouver on Feb. 7, 2010. 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....More PhotosThe 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.'"
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Posted by Jody L. Wilcox at 10:07 PM