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originally posted by: SheilaD
a reply to: SheilaD
I checked this out more and found APO is in financial problems. Still open and running, chummy with the sheriff, and ready to cash in on the chaos. They have a much much bigger telescope, open at night, and they even seem to run the fire station in Sunspot. Seems they had people live there until they were all evicted. Are we all being hoodwinked>
originally posted by: askbaby
a reply to: ToasterBorst
It's more than interesting - this whole story is just weird.... and note in this article:
"A tent belonging to an employee and resident of the observatory was set up near the gate. The employee is allowed to enter the facility to do routine maintenance but can't stay in his home, Escalante said."
What! They won't allow the maintenance guy to stay in in his house - instead they setup a tent!
originally posted by: mikell
Makes as much sense as anything else
It’s an accidental breach of SIGINT security, the sensors this facility uses accidentally intercepted US military signals without knowing it and someone found out. The FBI was sent in to scrub the data and find out how it was done so either the signals or equipment can be modified. The government does not want the data in the open for intercept and analysts by enemy states.
The official story will be that a rival state was trying to steal science and technical secrets by hacking into research facilities. One of those hacks was traced to this facility and the FBI showed up to investigate. In a few days there will be an all clear with a stipulation that the FBI is able to leave software or a computer to scan network traffic to see if it happens again. Its a front to keep tabs.
originally posted by: threeeyesopen
a reply to: Deetermined
That makes a lot of sense..would something like that be enough of a provocation to go to war ? Catching your enemy red handed trying to steal your secrets.