Big Brother, Big Government, Big Data
The next big threat to your privacy is… the new mammoth NSA spy center in Bluffdale Utah, 25 miles south of Salt Lake City. And it’s almost complete…
As contractors with top-secret clearances put the finishing touches on the spy center prior to it going ‘live’ in September, the $2 Billion project is one of immense secrecy. It is the final piece in a massive puzzle assembled over the past decade, and according to the NSA will have a major focus on cyber security, while critics say that the center will also be storing data on all Americans.
Some of the data storage and analysis plans include…
“…all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program.
It will intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks.”
“…breaking codes;” “Much of the data that the center will handle includes financial information, stock transactions, business deals, foreign military and diplomatic secrets, legal documents, confidential personal communications, all which will be heavily encrypted.”
According to a top official involved with the program, the NSA made an enormous breakthrough several years ago in its ability to crypt-analyze, or break, unfathomably complex encryption systems employed by not only governments around the world but also many average computer users in the US. The upshot, according to this official: “Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.”
It has been reported that the center will be able to hold 5 Zettabytes of data, an unimaginable capacity. 5 Zettabytes is the equivalent of recording 180 million years of HD-TV video. If an 11 ounce coffee on your desk equals one Gigabyte, just one Zettabyte would have the same volume as the Great Wall of China.
What will the NSA be doing with all this data storage? The NSA says that they need it to help keep the country safe.
Here’s a thought… It looks like they may be recording every single thing about every single American (and others) from cradle to grave. And that’s probably just a drop in the bucket of their storage capacity.
Perhaps they’re looking to achieve perfect security in the U.S.
The thing is… the only way you can have perfect security is to have a perfect surveillance state. That’s George Orwell. That’s 1984. That’s what that would look like.
Concerns from critics about the new NSA spy center include the possibility that this data could be abused. Quoted from one critic during an investigation by Catherine Herridge (video below),
“That’s the real danger, because it’s really a ‘turn-key’ situation where it could be turned quickly and become a totalitarian state pretty quickly. The capacity to do that is being set up;” “It’s a lot of trust to put in one institution.”
FOX News report, “Cyber Surveillance”