DHS media monitoring could chill public dissent, EPIC warns

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 11:03am

From Computerworld:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is engaging in media monitoring activity that achieves no public safety goals and will likely have a chilling effect on legitimate criticism of the agency, a leading privacy advocacy group warned Friday.

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The problem is that some of the media and network monitoring appears to have little to do with furthering public safety, said Ginger McCall, director of EPIC's Open Government Project.