DROWNING IN INFORMATION: NSA REVELATIONS FROM 262 SPY DOCUMENTS

Date: 12/10/2016
Category: Online Publication
Tags: government,Information Overload,military,secrets
Source Author: Micah Lee and Margot Williams
Source Date: 12/7/2016
Source Name: The Intercept
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

BY THE FIRST half of 2004, the National Security Agency was drowning in information. It had amassed 85 billion phone and online call records and cut the ribbon on a new hacking center in Hawaii — but it was woefully short on linguists who could make sense of captured communications and lacked enough network analysts to effectively monitor all the systems it had hacked.

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