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Re: $400 million network upgrade for the Pentagon
- From: Brad Knowles
- Date: Thu Aug 15 19:32:56 2002
At 8:36 PM -0700 2002/08/14, Scott Granados wrote:
Yup. Google for "ECHELON" and read the lengthy report that was
prepared for the government of the European Union.
Can the nsa for
example listen in somehow to eering points or other such common areas
and observe things that interest them?
Not for the NSA. Indeed, voice has to be converted to data in
order to go through the search algorithms, so it's actually a lot
easier to just search data that doesn't have to first be converted.
I know the answer in the voice
network is yes but that's technically easier. On the ip network that
would seem to be m uch more difficult.
Brad Knowles, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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