Tuesday, July 22, 2008

World telecommunications traffic flows

Many countries communicate phone calls and internet traffic with each other by passing traffic through the United States where the traffic is intercepted in bulk by the National Security Agency.

On the take and loving it

From Wikileaks

A science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life...

— G. H Hardy, A mathematician's apology (1941)

Academic recipients of the U.S. intelligence budget.

Julian Assange (ja@iq.org - Advisory Board)
Sunday October 06, 2007

Over the last decade, U.S intelligence funding of academic research has taken on cavalier, even brazen qualities. This article reveals over 3,000 National Security Agency and over 100 Defense Intelligence Agency funded papers and draws attention to recent unreported revelations of CIA funding for torture research....read more....

Consider the following joke, popular in U.S university mathematics departments where for several years the NSA had hired half of all new maths Phds:
"The NSA offers exciting and interesting work for recent college graduates in mathematics and computer science. Pick up the phone, call your mom, and ask for an application."

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