FBI wants your ‘open source’.

It listed websites that the centre planned to monitor. They include YouTube, the photo service Flickr, and Itstrending.com – a site which shows popular shared items on Facebook.

It also highlighted words it looked out for. These include “gangs”, “small pox”, “leak”, “recall” and “2600” – an apparent reference to the hacking-focused magazine.

BBC News – FBI plans social network map alert mash-up application.

Weird selection of words there and why tell people? Not because of the bad guys but those on the websites who will use them for amusement. At least they are short enough that on twitter they won’t be abbreviated. I hope they know the difference between small pox and smallpox though. It’ll hit the Atari retro crowd too.

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