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Some Observations Regarding NSA Surveillance

Posted 10-26-2013 at 02:43 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)
Updated 10-26-2013 at 02:44 PM by ttk (Adding categories)

Some things to keep in mind regarding the mass hoovering of data communications a la Room 641A:

Communication lines transport packets of data, each of which contains metadata (including identifiers for the origin of the packet and its destination) and data (voice, video, internet traffic, etc). Collection software would inspect each packet and append entries to its own data store, including at least the source, destination, and time the packet was inspected (and possibly additional...
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