Thursday Crib Sheet: DHS Is Monitoring New Media, Editor During Phone Hacking Scandal Calls Breitbart "Evil"

DHS is monitoring Drudge Report, social networks:

A “privacy compliance review” issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a “Social Networking/Media Capability” which involves regular monitoring of “publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.”

The purpose of the monitoring, says the government document, is to “collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.”

Piers Morgan tells Andrew Breitbart that he’s “evil.” At least Breitbart’s sites have never hacked phones on his watch.

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