Internet Surveillance

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Unencrypted data

  • Collect the information passing through copper wires (voice, internet).
  • Combine the individual packets of information to reconstruct the original messages.
  • Install beam-splitters at main internet junctions of fibre-optic cables, send the data to local/remote storage for analysis.
  • If there is no land-based junction, fit a submarine with equipment for accessing undersea junctions/cables.
  • In a data warehouse, query for specific information; use network analysis to identify population/individual behaviour; run pattern-detection algorithms.

Encrypted data

Historical data