Featured Image: The Utah Data Center located in Bluffdale, Utah. CREDIT: Swilsonmc SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).
From Daily Kos SAT JUL 20, 2013 AT 11:26 AM PDT
It’s amazing what our
inverted totalitarian government can accomplish when they focus their collective institutionally paranoid minds upon a project. Take the NSA’s massive surveillance data processing and collections center in Bluffdale, Utah. As James Bamford noted in early 2012, it was scheduled to be up and running by September 2013, two months from now. But, according to NSA whistleblower Russell Tice, it already is.
And, before reading this eye-opening piece, I just want to state the obvious to all those reading these words, because this certainly is worthy of repetition: The simple fact remains that if all this information (and I earn my livelihood, in part, by working with personal-private information on a daily basis) is accessible to domestic law enforcement authorities, IT WILL BE ABUSED, and it most certainly is being abused; and, sooner or later, the odds are that this abuse will egregiously target not just YOU (it already has), but virtually all that struggle via non-violent protest for change in America. . . . Read Complete Report
Image: The National Security Agency of the United States is building a giant data center in Bluffdale Utah. It will cost $2 billion and collect so-called “yottobytes” of information; a yottobyte is a septillion bytes (10^24). According to one report, “It’s a state-of-the-art facility designed to support the intelligence community in its mission to, in turn, enable and protect the nation’s cybersecurity.” It will collect a wide range of data about people to prevent terrorism. In addition, it will have powerful computers built to decipher encrypted information. Ref: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1 – The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) By James Bamford, Wired, 03.15.12; Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conceptual Site plan. CREDIT: Tom W. Sulcer. Source: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication).