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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:

                                                         Can the nsa for
 example listen in somehow to  eering points or other such common areas
 and observe things that interest them?
Yup. Google for "ECHELON" and read the lengthy report that was prepared for the government of the European Union.

                                      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.
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.

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