The Utah Data Center will be powered by the massively parallel Cray XC30 supercomputer which is capable of scaling high performance computing (HPC) workloads of more than 100 petaflops or 100,000 trillion calculations each second.
Tell-all telephone Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet.
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As someone who has written many books and articles about the agency, I have seldom seen the NSA in such a state. Like a night prowler with a bag of stolen goods suddenly caught in a powerful Klieg light, it now finds itself under the glare of nonstop press coverage, accused of robbing the public of its right to privacy. Despite the standard denials from the agency’s public relations office, the documents outline a massive operation to secretly keep track of everyone’s phone calls on a daily basis – billions upon billions of private records; and another to reroute the pipes going in and out of Google, Apple, Yahoo, and the other Internet giants through Fort Meade – figuratively if not literally.
Originally posted by violet
Good well researched, informative thread Heff
I suppose some of us may be saying to ourselves ' who cares if I'm profiled. I have nothing to hide. I'm just an ordinary, boring person with no secret agendas'. However one never knows when they can suddenly without warning or any provocation, find themselves in a dire situation, like being falsely accused of a crime. Or actually do commit a petty crime we'd rather hide from. Or we are unintentionally affiliated with somebody who did, that implicates us. With this global spying network we can never run, never escape and be a fugitive. There is nowhere to hide. It seems this is all in place for when anyone becomes a potential target. Whoever they communicate with most frequently has already been logged by their phone usage. I see on my cell phone account I have a ' Top Five' people I call and text. I didn't make them my tops, its just there.
What concerns me is how nobody stands up to this at the onset, before it gets to the point where some actually believe all the new rules and this PRISM etc are good and keeping them safe from alleged terrorists. It will happen again, something where people are so conditioned, they will blindly accept its ok to spy into private homes. I can't think what it is that could have people say that's ok . I'm sure they've thought of it though and its in the planning stages now. I believe we are still in the conditioning phase and its all too easy to do because the masses are naiive. Or they enjoy the 'conveniences they provide.
Of course its absurd to think they comb through each person daily. Its so if you became a person of interest the data is already there, stored, organized and profiled ready to use against you.
We know its happening though. Lets focus on what is happening.
So the companies are saying "any government agency requesting customer data must get a court order" and if that court order is like the varizon court order - which is logical - then they would have to give that. Right? Which means give all the communications passing through daily. One court order ..... thats it.