October 15, 2007

NSA Wire Taps

You've probably heard more than you ever wanted about the NSA tapping calls and emails originating from suspected terrorists overseas and coming into the United States. I found the above graphic, though, very interesting. It shows the telephone and internet traffic world wide. It turns out that nearly all communications in the world travels through the United States -- why, well, we were just first with the Internet and with large scale communications, so most of the switching stations are here. If you look at the picture closely, you'll see that, for example, India can't call Japan without going through America... pretty cool. Click on the picture to read the "Wired" article.

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