Die NSA hat ein Technology Transfer Program:
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The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) transfers NSA-developed technology to industry, academia, and other research organizations, benefitting the economy and the Agency mission. The program has an extensive portfolio of patented technologies across multiple technology areas.
Dafür gibt es in diesem Jahr erstmalig einen 100-seitigen Technologie-Katalog.
Kevin Collier schreibt auf The Daily Dot:
Many of the listed technologies in the NSA’s TTP catalog are methods to either help transcribe recorded communications or sort through massive troves of transcriptions, calling to mind the NSA’s ability to absorb huge quantities of people’s communications without their knowledge. Vines declined to share specifics on why those available technologies were developed, or how they were used within the agency. „Our lawful mission is centered on foreign intelligence and information assurance in defense of the nation,“ she said.
One technology, called ScribeZone, which the NSA suggests „is ideal for teaching foreign language and can also be used for teaching English as a second language,“ improves efficiency of transcription of audio and video content from „any foreign language,“ the catalog claims. Another, called Aladdin, identifies transliterated terms, like names. A third, which the catalogue doesn’t identify with a code name, helps users sort through massive troves of text by identifying nouns in a mass of text, deciding which ones are used most frequently, then automatically creating a list what the topic’s about.
Denn wer würde sich nicht gerne Software aus dem Hause der größten Überwachungsinstitution der Welt installieren?