Many were hoping that once Barack Obama was out of office we would see less of this Big Brother surveillance nonsense, but instead it seems to be getting even worse.
In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has just announced that it intends to compile a comprehensive list of hundreds of thousands of “journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.”, and collect any “information that could be relevant” about them.
So if you have a website, an important blog or you are just very active on social media, the Department of Homeland Security is going to put you on a list and will start collecting information about you. The DHS has already announced that it will hire a contractor to aid in monitoring media coverage, and they will definitely need plenty of help because it is going to be a very big job…
Back when this blog was hosted by WordPress, I had Sitemeter installed which allowed me to track every single visitor to my site and I swear, I was getting multiple hits every day from the CHP (who are California’s State Police), DHS, Fusion Centers in SF and Sacramento, the Treasury Department and everybody else and their fucking dog – and those were the hits they wanted me to see. I was tripping hard over it.
When I bought my own domain, I said fuck it and didn’t install it – I’m really not all that interested in regular folks that visit and as far as the feds go, they can kiss my ass. I can’t stop them from visiting but I’ll be damned if I’m going to worry about it.