Spy Agency Struggles To Make Sense Of Data Flood

The Wall Street Journal- December 26, 2013

The agency (NSA)is drowning in useless data, which harms its ability to conduct legitimate surveillance, claims Mr. Binney, who rose to the civilian equivalent of a general during more than 30 years at the NSA before retiring in 2001. Analysts are swamped with so much information that they can’t do their jobs effectively, and the enormous stockpile is an irresistible temptation for misuse.

When there’s data enough to choke us,
The problem is finding the FOCUS.

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