Homeland Security Internet Watch List leaked; Boing Boing omitted from list of must-read sites for domestic spying


45 Responses to “Homeland Security Internet Watch List leaked; Boing Boing omitted from list of must-read sites for domestic spying”

  1. Jared McGuire says:

    <——-DHS employee/avid Boing Boing reader.  We do care.

  2. Private Private says:

    I think I know why Hulu is on there. You can watch Basil Rathbone in ‘Terror By Night’.  http://www.hulu.com/terror-by-night

    With a title like that, it has to be seditious.

  3. Rob says:

    Hulu’s on there so they have an excuse to loaf during business hours.

  4. Roy Trumbull says:

    They spend a lot of time on porn sites. DHS pseudo cops rank somewhere below airport boarding line scanner operators and Best Buy sales clerks in the scheme of things. Boing Boing is out of their league. So are comic books.

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Who do you have to fuck to get onto a government watch-list in this shithole?

  6. Mongrove_Moone says:

    “Oh fine, so, the imminent Yeti invasion isn’t something that needs to be monitored?”

    You’d get more traction if you were covering the *immigrant* Yeti invasion.

  7. Why is the PDF file dated for 2011? It makes no sense that they would make an internet watch list for 2012 a year in advance like that… Internet is full of change.

    • I’m guessing it was written in 2011 with the thought that most of the sites would still be relevant in 6-12 months. Also since it’s a pdf file it can be updated with new info and delete old but still retain the original date.

  8. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    Wikileaks is on the list, isn’t being a Federal Employee and looking at Wikileaks grounds to be taken out and shot?

  9. This is probably just a list of sites that DHS employees wanted to ensure wouldn’t be blocked from their access, as so many employers now are using white lists to try and curtail “wasted” employee time online. 

    “Umm, yeah, I have to watch Hulu at the office … it’s for work.” 

    As the “social media director” for my employer, I totally get it. 

  10. JohnnyLA says:

    Is there a “7 seditious words that will get you on a watch list” like the George Carlin “7 dirty words” routine he did years ago?

  11. Donald Petersen says:

    Poop.  I guess my file is much thinner than I’d expected.

  12. Gumper says:

    WOW! Totally forgot about my Friendster account. Thanks for the reminder, Xeni.

  13. Chris G says:

    Oddly enough, the “MS-13 News & Analysis” site they list, msthirteen.com, is a German site that seems to be about adolescent/teenage psychology.

    • pen25 says:

      the way boingboing puts it its skeevy though i didnt see it as skeevy. maybe cause i read the site and found no pics other then those on the front page? or the teens gone wild. part dunno

  14. v67 says:

    Looks like they left out:  http://isc.sans.org/

  15. We need to start making scarier comments here. That will get DHS watching..

  16. You can’t really “leak” an already public document: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/privacy/privacy_pia_ops_publiclyavailablesocialmedia_update.pdf

  17. voiceinthedistance says:

    Better luck next time, BB.  You gave it your best shot.

  18. Perhaps more stories on 3D printers and copyright laws. Plus, more monkeys. Everyone loves monkeys.

  19. That’s a sweet list of good sites, thank you whoever you may be anonymous bureocrat for lovingly compiling this handy list I now don’t have to google for.

  20. penguinchris says:

     Since we know the DHS is inept it’s no particular honor (or disappointment) to be or not to be on this list. BB is most certainly on the radar (and on quite a few lists) in other government agencies – ones that are perhaps not quite as inept, and which actually matter (that is the question).

    Frankly even though I don’t often post political comments, I’d be disappointed if my prolific commenting here and the easy traceability to my name didn’t land my real identity on a few watch lists.

  21. IronEdithKidd says:

    What, pray tell, does DHS think they will uncover by monitoring plowshares.org?

  22. Listener43 says:

    My colleagues and I are a bit fnord miffed that our site (http://iheardacouplethings.blogspot.com) is not included either.

  23. Earl Cooley III says:

    BB isn’t on the DHS watch list because they know better than to piss off Cory Doctorow. heh.

  24. bklynchris says:

    There is always next year.  OK Apeoples Lwe Qknow Ewhat Dto Ado, right?

  25. Johnny says:

    The best thing about this list was the masturbatory Drudge report headline yesterday.

  26. MrHarley says:

    Where do I apply for this sweet DHS internet surfing  job?

  27. Trevor says:

    As reported by JihadWatch (one of the monitored sites) on January 2nd 2012.

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