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Meet Glimmerglass: Intercepts Undersea Cable Traffic for Spy Agencies

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posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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Meet Glimmerglass: Intercepts Undersea Cable Traffic for Spy Agencies


corpwatch.org

Glimmerglass, a northern California company that sells optical fiber technology, offers government agencies a software product called “CyberSweep” to intercept signals on undersea cables. The company says their technology can analyze Gmail and Yahoo! Mail as well as social media like Facebook and Twitter to discover “actionable intelligence.”

Could this be the technology that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is using to tap global communications? The company says it counts several intelligence agencies among its customers but refuses to divulge details. One thing is certain -
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posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 11:57 PM
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In a detailed article which includes links for powerpoint presentations, full explanations on the technology, charts and pictures, CorpWatch adds to information which was released by Snowden and summarizes all of the recent reports into one complete text. It adds its own understanding of how the whole system works and explains granular details on how and where cable connections are made.
some highlights :
An estimated 90 percent of trans-border telecommunications data travels along the transatlantic cables, even if they are merely connections between an individual in Asia and another in Africa, especially if they are using services like Skype.
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This is where Glimmerglass comes in. In September 2002, the company started to ship a pioneering technology to help transmit data accurately over multiple optical paths. Their patented “3D Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) mirror array” is composed of 210 gold-coated mirrors mounted on microscopic hinges, each measuring just one millimeter in diameter, etched on a single wafer of silicon.
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“With Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Systems, any signal travelling over fiber can be redirected in milliseconds, without adversely affecting customer traffic.
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More details on what Glimmerglass claims CyberSweep can do are explained in “Paradigm Shifts” – a confidential 18 page Powerpoint presentation made in 2011 by Jim Donnelly, the Glimmerglass vice president

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 12:13 AM
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A great way to superhack these guys!
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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 12:51 AM
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The whole idea that anything you put on line in any way can and will be detected is being treated like it's a new thing.

The spy game is very old.

To bring it into a more understandable point of view think J. Edger Hoover.
Does nobody study American history?

To say words on a phone, write words on an internet site or other public access it is just plain stupid to think your words will not be caught by some one listening or recording.
In this modern day you don't stand a chance of keeping anything secret .

I learned in the 50's not to say anything on the telephone that you would not want published in the next days news,

For the life of me I can not wrap my head around a reason why people are getting so upset about the very old game of spying.

The game has certainly become very interesting with the advent of modern sofisticated spy gadgets and fiber optics and who knows what other ways to listen that man has developed.



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 02:14 AM
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"If you can't measure it, you can't manage it"
-Father Time



posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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We have Glimmerglass in our international network (Vodafone - formerly C&W), but their not the only ones with this optical switching tech. Ciena (another US firm) also do some cool photonic layer equipment. In fact, we're building the 4G backbone in the UK out of it....




 
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