Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Safety in numbers

Angela Merkel, you're just another Frau to the NSA;
The Cryptome website, considered by many to be a forerunner of Wikileaks, claims that the US National Security Agency spied on 46 million phone calls in Italy from 10 December 2012 to 8 January 2013. To put it more precisely, the American security agency acquired metadata on 46 million calls (phone number called, caller and answerer’s identities and duration of call). The figures emerge from a study of the NSA’s Boundless Informant programme, first revealed in June by the Guardian. The UK-based newspaper published a “global heat map” from which America’s electronic spies can quantify the flow of information collected. According to Cryptome, the number of phone calls spied on by the NSA in just one month was 124.8 billion worldwide, including the United States.
Which numbers should make it almost impossible to do anything with the data.

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