NSA Project Stellar Wind - Nine States of Civilization

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May 26 03:42 [raw]

https://theperiledsea.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-nine-stages-of-civilization-if-you-are-not-outraged-by-this Wired magazine’s April cover story covers the current construction of the blandly named Utah Data Center ~ which is being built for the National Security Agency. “A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to 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. The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013…. It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration ~ an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.” In other words, in just over one year, virtually anything one communicates through any traceable medium ~ which these days is virtually everything ~ will unofficially be property of the US government to deal with as it sees fit.The codename of the project is “Stellar Wind.” As Wired says, “there is no doubt that NSA has transformed itself into the largest, most covert, and potentially most intrusive intelligence agency ever created.”

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