This TAO unit is born of the Internet — created in 1997, a time when not even 2 percent of the world’s population had Internet access and no one had yet thought of Facebook, YouTube or Twitter. From the time the first TAO employees moved into offices at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, the unit was housed in a separate wing, set apart from the rest of the agency. Their task was clear from the beginning — to work around the clock to find ways to hack into global communications traffic.
LMAO. That’s the rumor these days?
If anyone really thinks government hacking started in 1997 please raise your hand so it may be determine just how many Brooklyn Bridges there are to be sold. That of course is different from Taylored Access Operations, which is merely a consolidation of earlier efforts. Unless you’re one of the piss pants patriots, inwhich case please refer to the previous sentence that proceeds the sentence prior to the current sentence.
The linked article aside, doesn’t anyone in the US media, dutifully catapulting the keep us safe propaganda read books? They’re these colorful, rectangular objects, with compressed paper covers containing pages of paper with writing on them. Check ’em out. Asking if Snowden’s leaks makes us less safe? Of Representative King of New York. Have you ever heard of P.T. Barnum?
“There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase often credited to P. T. Barnum (1810–1891), an American showman. Though this phrase is often credited to Barnum, it was more likely spoken by a man by the name of David Hannum, who was criticizing both Barnum and his customers. It means it is simple to con people out of their money.
I read it in the newspapers, it must be true!
You want to be completely safe? Die. Someone will stick you in a hole in the ground where we can keep you safe. Less safe? More safe? Sit on your ass and keep your mouth shut. Works for all sorts of situations.