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Spies Like Us: NSA to build huge facility in Utah

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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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Spies Like Us: NSA to build huge facility in Utah


Salt Lake Tribune Article

The enormous building, which will have a footprint about three times the size of the Utah State Capitol building, will be constructed on a 200-acre site near the Utah National Guard facility's runway.

It will also require at least 65 megawatts of power -- about the same amount used by every home in Salt Lake City combined. A separate power substation will have to be built at Camp Williams to sustain that demand, said Col. Scott Olson, the Utah National Guard's legislative liaison.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, refused to
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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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What does the NSA need a 200 Acre Datacenter for? (In addition to the Datacenter that they have at Fort Meade Maryland.)

By comparison, all of Google's 20 Datacenters worldwide, utilize far fewer megawatts of power, only enough to power 3,333 homes.

If one would guess that the purpose of this new NSA Datacenter in Utah is for the sole purpose of Deep-Packet Sniffing of all Domestic Traffic on the Internet, then you probably wouldn't be far off.

Salt Lake Tribune Article
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posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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data sniffing wouldn't even need this massive facility.

I'm guessing this is American's version of The Beast in belgium.

It's a datacenter to track everything and everyone on earth.
That's all that it is.

Won't this affect Utah's energy prices?



posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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Perhaps this may shed some light into the "why" , oh yes before i forget, by the time anyone catches on to how far it has already been established it will be just another memory.


If cyber war is a new form of war, wouldn't most Americans adjust their expectations of reasonable privacy to permit the Pentagon to intrude to some degree on their communications, if this is necessary to prevent great harm and if rules protecting anonymity can be established? Finally, wouldn't it be better for politicians to encourage a frank discussion about these issues before a significant attack occurs instead of pretending there are no trade-offs?

Only the NSA, which operates within the Defense Department, has the expertise to protect all U.S. networks. It has somehow found ways to mine needed data despite pre-Web rules that restrict its activities domestically. But the question remains: How can the military get enough access to private, domestic networks to protect them while still ensuring as much privacy as possible? One logical approach is for Homeland Security to delegate domestic defense to the NSA, but for the domestic agency to maintain enough responsibility to have political accountability if privacy rights get violated in the process.

online.wsj.com...

"Yes. we can change" ......Remember that, well it is what everyone was telling them, so hey, don't feel bad about whats happening.



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