The first time I saw the word “Mexicles” in writing, it had no context at all. Is Mexicles a philosophizing playwright or Greek statesman reincarnated in Mexico? Or are Mexicles a knockoff way to make your neutered pets feel less shame?
Apparently its a gang. But if you talk about Mexicles, weapons, or pork online, the Department of Homeland Security may start paying more attention to you. That’s right, there’s a hotlist of words the Fed supposedly watches online.
The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.
The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as ‘attack’, ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘terrorism’ and ‘dirty bomb’ alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like ‘pork’, ‘cloud’, ‘team’ and ‘Mexico’.
Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.
The words are included in the department’s 2011 ‘Analyst’s Desktop Binder’ used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify ‘media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities’.
Go look at the list (note the words are images… the DailyMail doesn’t want to arouse the attention of USG, now, does it?) and be careful next time you post up on Facebook about how you may have had a constipative avian flu that caused you lots of strain while you tried to brown out.Related: Popular: