Saturday, August 10, 2013!

That is way way way too much:

On the day President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency shared a paper claiming legal authority for its spying and revealing that it "touches" 1.6 percent of Internet information.

Oh, only one out of every 65 things or so I do on the internet is something the government is paying attention to.



StonyPillow said...

Where have you gone, Edward H. Levi
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you
Woo woo woo.

Montag said...

It "touches" 1.6%. ("Now, show us where on the doll the NSA touched you.")

It only "looked at" the other 98.4%.

Anonymous said...

Let's see... the internet touches something like 675 petabytes of data per day. If the NSA peeks at 1.6% of that, they're going through something like 23,000 hard drives worth of data per day.

Reminds me of this cartoon.

DanF said...

Sure ... by the time you've eliminated dropped packets, checksums, and other TCP packet information not relative to source, destination and information, you've chopped another ten percent or more off the traffic. And it's not like you need to capture the whole YouTube video, just source and destination - ditto for for most UDP traffic/streaming media (Hulu, NetFlix, etc). Likewise, 99.9% of all gaming packets can be ignored. Suddenly 1.6% becomes a fairly significant number of what's left.

It would be worth calculating what percentage all the text transmitted in a day makes up of internet traffic. I suspect it's much, much less than 1%. After all, on the Internet, a picture is worth thousands of words and a video millions.

pansypoo said...

i refuse to be paranoid. don't be stupid.AND WHERE WAS THIS IN FUCKING 2006 WHEN IT WAS GEORGEE + NO WARRANT???

you know they bugged kerry tho. but alas, he was lurch w/ a 'plan'.