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  •  NSA has been known to dabble in software (2+ / 0-)
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    Ender, radical simplicity

    Remember, this is the agency that gave us some of our strong encryption, and approved our latest official encryption standards. They're the organization that donated a lot of code to Linux for compartmentalized security access. They are the go-to agency within the government when you want to secure your system.

    They've been behind ESCHELON and now PRISM. Is it so much to think that they have better speech-to-text than Google?

    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

    by Phoenix Rising on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 04:01:20 PM PDT

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    •  One does not simply dabble in speech recognition (1+ / 0-)
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      (There's a meme in there somewhere, isn't there?)

      The data mining algorithms in PRISM, if I'm not mistaken, were based on technologies produced by an outside vendor and sold to the NSA. I'd expect the same for speech recognition. Again, I'm not saying it would have to be done this way, but I think it's unlikely that they'd be doing it in-house.

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:34:17 PM PDT

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