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NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

Posted By admin On July 24, 2013 @ 5:08 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Justin Elliott
ProPublica [1]
July 24, 2013

The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse [2]” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions [3] of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large [4] troves of data its surveillance programs capture.

But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly simple search of its own employees’ email? The agency says it doesn’t have the technology.

“There’s no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately,” NSA Freedom of Information Act officer Cindy Blacker told me last week.

The system is “a little antiquated and archaic,” she added.

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[1] ProPublica: http://www.propublica.org/article/nsa-says-it-cant-search-own-emails

[2] supercomputing powerhouse: http://www.informationweek.com/government/enterprise-architecture/nsa-building-8965-million-supercomputing/229402009?nomobile=1

[3] thousands of trillions: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/

[4] unimaginably large: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/27/nsa-online-metadata-collection

[5] Copyright Industry Calls for Broad Search Engine Censorship: http://www.prisonplanet.com/copyright-industry-calls-for-broad-search-engine-censorship.html

[6] State to ‘spy’ on every phone call, email and web search: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-to-spy-on-every-phone-call-email-and-web-search-2.html

[7] How to hide emails from government snooping: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-to-hide-emails-from-government-snooping.html

[8] EPA using same tactics as terror groups to hide emails from the government: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epa-using-same-tactics-as-terror-groups-to-hide-emails-from-the-government.html

[9] ‘Homeland’ To Scan Emails, Monitor Web Traffic: http://www.prisonplanet.com/homeland-to-scan-emails-monitor-web-traffic.html

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