"Stellar Wind"

If you’re one of the ten people on the Internet who haven’t read the new Wired cover story that went online last night, you probably should join the rest. It describes how, beginning in 2001, when warrantless wiretapping by the NSA began, they started with recording “320 million calls a day.” Which we began to learn about in 2005. Oh, do you already feel bad about the way the materials for your iPhone are gathered? Well, feel worse! Because AT&T; provides the government secret access to your billing records. (So does Verizon.) And now the government is building the computing and storage infrastructure to really start analyzing and keeping all of the phone calls and emails ever. I think they usually say “this ends badly”?