The US Department of Homeland Security recently announced its intention to compile a list of hundreds of thousands of journalists, editors, correspondents, bloggers, etc. with the intention of collecting any relevant information about these people and their work. In other words, if you have a website, a popular blog, or if you are active in social networks, you are closely monitored by the employees of the Ministry of Homeland Security.
As part of the media monitoring project, IMB will monitor more than 290 thousand news resources, as well as social networks around the world in more than 100 languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Russian, for their instant translation into English. This will be done in order to monitor all information about the activities of the US Department of the Interior.
The US Department of Homeland Security will collect any information about hundreds of thousands of journalists and editors, but it remains unknown what kind of information and for what. Whether this is a history of work activity or some kind of confidential data is not clear, but the very idea that your work is being watched by government agencies is already unpleasant, the author notes.