- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
As part of an open-source assessment of “security, safety, and border control” threats associated with the Winter Olympics, the Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center has launched “Social Media Event Monitoring Initiative” to see what’s being said online. This entails “monitoring publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites, and message boards” to assess possible homeland security threats. Among the many fine online sources the NOC is monitoring, is this blog!
Our Olympics coverage has been pretty minimal this year so I can’t imagine we’ve provided a whole lot of useful intel, but thanks for reading, guys! Have you checked out this cool photo essay yet?
(Thanks to Josh R. for the tip.)
Shane Harris is a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy, covering intelligence and cyber security. He is the author of The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State, which chronicles the creation of a vast national security apparatus and the rise of surveillance in America. The Watchers won the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Economist named it one of the best books of 2010. Shane is the winner of the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honor the best journalists in America under the age of 35. Prior to joining Foreign Policy, he was the senior writer for The Washingtonian and a staff correspondent at National Journal.| The Complex |