Listening vs Datamining

In all the hub-bub about the NSA, FBI and God knows who else spying on ordinary American citizens, peace groups and journalists, keep mindful of the use of ‘listening’ or ‘wiretapping’ – Bush says that the US is Not Listening in on Domestic Calls. The hair to split here is an active analyst listening to a call versus diverting the internet backbone or entire swaths of the telephone system directly into the NSA and then datamining it. One is done at the time of surveillance – the other is kept for later analysis.

3 thoughts on “Listening vs Datamining

  1. Legend

    Once again we are screwed and the blame runs off the Administration’s oily backs due to word choice. Covering their asses. Covering their asses with their FACES

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