posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 04:57 PM
Originally posted by darkelf
reply to post by Gold_Bug
Are you kidding? I have problems finding threads from 3 years ago.
Many year ago, I viewed some science channel show talked about how the NSA ordered AT&T to let the government tap into the telecom data stream. This
show talked about how they used a splitter to mirror that traffic into NSA high-compression data archives. These archives captures all data relayed
through telecom switches. Now while that data is not accessible to the public today, there is a very good chance that researchers and historians 100
years from now will be granted access to it.
Some may argue that such a data stream is not the ATS database; and you would be correct. However, software could be developed to re-build historical
databases from this data stream. In theory, every communication on the net could be stored somewhere indefinitely.
For those who do not know: all cell phone traffic, and all non-satellite direct internet communication is routed into the telecom network.