[cryptome] Re: [cryptography] NSA Today on Missions, Authorities, Oversight, Partnershps

  • From: coderman <coderman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 15:59:38 -0700

On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 1:14 PM, John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> NSA statement today on Missions, Authorties, Oversight, Partnerships:
>
> http://cryptome.org/2013/08/nsa-13-0809.pdf



some interesting stats, also interesting copy / paste behavior:

"Scope and Scale of NSA Collection
According to figures published by a major tech provider, the Internet
carries 1,826 Petabytes of
information per day. In its foreign intelligence mission, NSA touches
about 1.6% of that. However,
of the 1.6% of the data, only 0.025% is actually selected for review.
The net effect is that NSA
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part in a million. Put another way, if a standard basketball court
represented the global
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represented by an area smaller than a
dime on that basketball court."

to read:

"""
Scope and Scale of NSA Collection
According to figures published by a major tech provider, the Internet
carries 1,826 Petabytes of
information per day. In its foreign intelligence mission, NSA touches
about 1.6% of that. However,
of the 1.6% of the data, only 0.025% is actually selected for review.
The net effect is that NSA
analysts look at 0.00004% of the world's traffic in conducting their
mission - that's less than one
part in a million. Put another way, if a standard basketball court
represented the global
communications environment, NSA's total collection would be
represented by an area smaller than a
dime on that basketball court.
"""


again we see the fallacy of "not a search/collection until reviewed by
an analyst."...

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