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Security Watch: Beware the NSA’s Geek-Spy Complex

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:10 PM
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Full Story Here


Early this year, the big brains at Google admitted that they had been outsmarted. Along with 33 other companies, the search giant had been the victim of a major hack — an infiltration of international computer networks that even Google couldn’t do a thing about. So the company has reportedly turned to the only place on Earth with a deeper team of geeks than the Googleplex: the National Security Agency.


This is a really good story from Wired Magazine on the cybersecurity nerds who make sure our government’s computers and telecommunications systems are hacker- and eavesdropper-free

It also gives us all some clues into the world of Techno spooks




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
It also gives us all some clues into the world of Techno spooks


The technos and the spooks should be seperated. NSA should be splitted up into two new groups. Or perhaps three, but that's for the elites only.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by Jazzyguy

Originally posted by DaddyBare
It also gives us all some clues into the world of Techno spooks


The technos and the spooks should be seperated. NSA should be splitted up into two new groups. Or perhaps three, but that's for the elites only.


they bring that up in the story



there’s a locked-down spy division and a relatively open geek division. The problem is, their goals are often in opposition. One team wants to exploit software holes; the other wants to repair them. This has created a conflict


the author even goes so far as to suggest a new agency



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:45 PM
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The idea is to avoid the spooks from exploiting the technos expertise.
The NSA power is virtually unlimited. If those two are seperated, it'll be better for the country, it'll prevent the spooks from abusing the technology, just in case.



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