Monday, May 08, 2006

Michael Hayden Nominated to head CIA

Porter Gross, current head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) resigned his post last Friday. Today, President Bush nominated General Michael Hayden to be the new director of the CIA. The White House has released a press sheet with Hayden's qualifications, which include his post as Director of the National Security Agency. The Washington Post has released an article discussing this nomination "Hayden Nominated to Head CIA" or you can read the Denver Post's "Bush Taps Hayden for CIA."

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  1. Anonymous8:15 PM

    ==Narus ST-6400 and NarusInsight by Narus Ltd.==
    Under Gen. Michael V. Hayden the NSA has forced tecom companies to implement massive domestic spying hardware. Even though Gen. Hayden has said at the National Press Club that "As the director, I was the one responsible to ensure that this program was limited in its scope and disciplined in its application." The NarusInsight is one type of domestic spying hardware. Capable of monitoring 10 billion bits of data per second in real-time. This means the NarusInsight can monitor an OC-192 in realtime. For reference 10 billion bits is 10 million Kbts, divide that by the average DSL user witch is 256 Kbts (10000000/256) you get monitoring of 39062.5 DSL lines in realtime for every piece of hardware. After data capture Narus softeware can replay data. What does this mean well acrodding too Narus website "Capabilities include playback of streaming media (for example, VoIP), rendering of Web pages, examination of e-mails and the ability to analyze the payload/attachments of e-mail or file transfer protocols." Think of it as Tivo for the internet able to replay 39000 US DSL users activity in realtime for every piece of hardware.They talk about limits but this hardware is anything but.
    References:
    Narus Ltd http://narus.com

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