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NSA Records Billions Of Foreign Phone Calls
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windk
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windk,
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3/20/2014 | 2:07:06 AM
Re: Inner sanctum
Wyatt, thank you for your article and follow up. I had grown so accustomed to the late 80's and 90's era NSA computer images of multiple huge black towers with multiple red LEDs; the "video parlor" view threw me for a loop. Computer history is fascinating; last year I had published a bibliographic essay about it.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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3/19/2014 | 5:58:35 PM
Re: Inner sanctum
Just think: We could use the NSA database to identify and prosecute all the rogue marketers who violate FTC robocall rules. Omnipresent surveillance for the win!

 

On a more serious note, I can't wait until we find out which country had all its calls hoovered by the NSA. That's sure to be fun for the State Department.
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WKash,
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3/19/2014 | 5:53:36 PM
Re: Inner sanctum
We found this image from a 2012 photo distributed by NSA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NSOC-2012.jpg

It's intriguing to compare it to an actual 1985 photos also distributed by NSA, which hardly looks like a video parlor. Check it out at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:National_Security_Operations_Center_photograph,_c._1985_-_National_Cryptologic_Museum_-_DSC07661.JPG
windk
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windk,
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3/19/2014 | 3:50:45 PM
Inner sanctum
The inner sanctum of the NSA looks like that now? It looks like a 1980's/90's video arcade. If only it were all fun and games...
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