💥Major push to hone #NSA voice identification technology
💥Details on how NSA staff deployed abroad viewed, & sometimes stereotyped, their host countries; & grumbling about having to comply with public-records laws.
As we learned here
“We worked for 14 to 18 hours a day, pouring over traffic & piecing together data to find threats or information that would help us locate & go get bad guys.
which stands for
was found and dealt a death blow.
By the end of 2006
#NSA had come to believe that audio fingerprinting as performed against al-Zarqawi could be used as a fix for a host of problems from freeing hostages to curbing nuclear weapons proliferation
“comparing voice signals that reduces false alarms.” Both were granted and describe methods similar to those discussed in SIDtoday, but with different applications
NSA needed staff paying attention to issues, like HPCPs, that resonated only once you were outside the bubble of Washington, D.C., & Fort Meade, Maryland or which could only be addressed effectively from another country.
In offices on military bases
In the underground bunkers below them
The idea was to make working abroad for the NSA sound fun. In just its 3rd year, the series seemed to fall back on lazy stereotypes & imperious complaining.
Indeed, culinary attractions, a staple of the series, seemed sparse.
It wasn’t just people in other countries who seemed foreign to some NSA staff voluntarily providing information to the American public provoked some strange and not entirely welcome sensations as well.
This debate, in turn, seems to have inspired a surge in Freedom of Information Act requests directed at the NSA.
It allowed them to dodge long-distance calling fees & to take their number with them anywhere around the world.
developed techniques “for identifying the foreign status” of phone numbers &
Whatever its success collecting & exploiting signals intelligence #NSA
was concerned its staff might not be communicating or disseminating this intelligence properly.
Early 2006 NSA held multiple internal events to explain newly developed techniques to evolve its intelligence collection in parallel with these systems.