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CIA’s Secret Fear: High-Tech Border Checks Will Blow Spies’ Cover
 The increasing deployment of iris scanners and biometric passports at worldwide airports, hotels and business headquarters, designed to catch terrorists and criminals, are playing havoc with operations that require CIA spies to travel under false identities.
Apr 17, 2012

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CIA’s Secret Fear: High-Tech Border Checks Will Blow Spies’ Cover

 The increasing deployment of iris scanners and biometric passports at worldwide airports, hotels and business headquarters, designed to catch terrorists and criminals, are playing havoc with operations that require CIA spies to travel under false identities.

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)
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Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center 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. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be 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 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.
Mar 21, 2012

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say)

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Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center 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. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be 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 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.

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Wired Magazine Goes Creative Commons!
Wired  has decided to make all of the magazine’s great photos available to the public through a Creative Commons license. This won’t include any third-party photos they publish, but is sure to be a gold mine of interesting stuff.
Check out the license announcement and more great photos here on their Flickr stream.
Above: The Apollo capsule on the USS Hornet 
(by Wired Photostream/Jon Snyder)
Nov 9, 2011 / 50 notes

jtotheizzoe:

Wired Magazine Goes Creative Commons!

Wired  has decided to make all of the magazine’s great photos available to the public through a Creative Commons license. This won’t include any third-party photos they publish, but is sure to be a gold mine of interesting stuff.

Check out the license announcement and more great photos here on their Flickr stream.

Above: The Apollo capsule on the USS Hornet

(by Wired Photostream/Jon Snyder)

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