Special software records the Department of Homeland Security publication, even with such simple words as “cloud”, a “bridge”, “snow”, etc.
As the edition of The Daily Mail, an American non-governmental organization specializing in the protection of privacy on the Internet, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has forced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Department of Homeland Security, DHS) to promulgate a list of key words and phrases used to identify threats including terrorism, in social services.
As it turned out, the monitoring of social networks and online media agency uses not only such obvious terms like “terrorism,” “jihad,” “hostage” and “Al Qaeda”, but completely harmless words – “cloud”, “virus , “” Bridge, “” pork, “” Snow “and. etc.
In addition, the message in the social network Twitter, or, for example, Facebook will be recorded and stored with special software, if it contains the names of the countries in the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.). Will not go unnoticed as the reference model of the car and “smart” or the use of the phrase “social network”.
In the EPIC fear that the use of such commonly used terms and phrases as keywords contradicts the constitutional rights of American citizens, and calls into question the freedom of speech on the Internet.
DHS representative Matthew Chandler (Matthew Chandler), in turn, acknowledged that the search algorithms require a software optimization. “To ensure clarity, DHS will revise the wording”, – assured Chandler. According to him, in the perspective of a list of key phrases will not question the intentions of the government.