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To: rickmichaels
It seems the NSA was in fact recording Tamerlan Tsarnev’s phone calls, but the Boston Marathon bomber fell through the cracks—nobody got around to transcribing or analyzing the tape. According to Binney, Big Data is worse than ineffective — it actually renders the NSA “dysfunctional,” as real leads get lost in oceans of irrelevant snoopage. This helps the NSA perpetually demand (and receive) ever-increased funding to buy more and more transcribers and analysts, but it does little to keep America safe.

One thing never changes, government is incompetent.

Sometimes that's a good thing.

3 posted on 06/22/2013 5:14:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s “funny” that those on the “Watch List” don’t get watched much.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 5:17:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
One thing never changes, government is incompetent. Sometimes that's a good thing.

The biggest problem is that, when it finally gets so big as to be totally irrelevant, the People will have been irrelevant for some time prior...

36 posted on 06/23/2013 4:01:01 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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