Friday, August 16, 2013

NSA isn't perfect

The Washington Post have released their latest expose' on the NSA's signal intercept programs. It reveals that the agency has breached their own data acquisition rules hundreds of times a year. It also reveals (the somewhat absurd) 2008 incident in which large numbers of Washington DC communications were intercepted because a software system mixed up the DC dialing code with that of Egypt... Anyway, as I argued back in June, we need to make sure that our assessments/scrutiny of intelligence operations are vested in facts rather than political gamesmanship.

Some of my other related thoughts can be found under the 'Other' section of this link page.

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