While hundreds of millions of Americans real-time phone records are being captured, stored, analyzed, and profiled, and while the government ramps up its secret surveillance of American citizens, many believe that the data is going to the new NSA Spy Center located in Bluffdale, Utah.
If you would like to know what YOUR 2.2 Billion tax dollars looks like over there, here are a few photos…
original images from the collage sourced from RealClearPolitics.com via Rick Bowmer/AP
It has been reported that the center will be able to hold 5 Zettabytes of data.
It will intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the networks of the internet and domestic networks.
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’s a lot of trust to put in one institution.
Do you trust them?