“TOP SECRET AMERICA” by The Washington Post on PBS-FRONTLINE TOMORROW 1/18/11@9pm

Amazing Timing… Late afternoon today, Monday 1/17/11, I’m reading
through various RSS Feeds… One is a guy who has been documenting his
being stalked & harrassed since 2007 (fascinating story if you start
from the beginning):

His most recent post was 1/5/11
which included the link to this below investigative series by The
Washington Post, “TOP SECRET AMERICA,” which just so happens will air
on PBS.org’s FRONTLINE program *TOMORROW* Tuesday 1/18/11 @ 9pm !

FRONTLINE: Are We Safer? – Video – PBS:
…explores the growing reach of homeland security, fusion centers,
battlefield technologies, AND DATA COLLECTING into the lives of
ordinary Americans.

I only read two articles in the WaPo series so far, but these below
two quotes jumped out… they reminded me of the ongoing iPhone
“Mystery Data Usage” (& data harvesting) thread at the Apple Support

“Every day, collection systems at the National Security Agency
INTERCEPT and store 1.7 billion e-mails, phone calls and other types
of communications. The NSA sorts a fraction of those into 70 separate
“Across the street, in the chocolate-brown blocks, is Carahsoft**, an
intelligence agency contractor specializing in mapping, speech
analysis and DATA HARVESTING.”
Above two quotes from:

7/19/10: “A hidden world, growing beyond control” – washingtonpost.com:


All of the above from an investigative series by The Washinton Post

“A note on this project” – washingtonpost.com:

“Top Secret America” is a project nearly two years in the making that
describes the huge national security buildup in the United States
after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Within a responsible framework, our objective is to provide as much
information as possible, so readers gain a real, granular
understanding of the scale and breadth of the top-secret world we are
describing. We look forward to your feedback and can be reached at: topsecretamerica@washpost.com

“TALK TO US: Want to contribute to this ongoing project?”:

(iPhone users may want to contribute to the WaPo’s “Top Secret
America” project!!)


More info you will find at the WaPo Top Secret America homepage:

PART 1: JULY 19, 2010

A hidden world, growing beyond control
July 19, 2010

Photo gallery: An alternative geography
July 18, 2010

DECEMBER 20, 2010

Monitoring America
Dec. 20, 2010

Photo gallery: Counterterrorism on Main Street
Dec. 20, 2010

PART 2: JULY 20, 2010

National Security Inc.
July 20, 2010

Photo gallery: The role of private contractors
July 20, 2010

Video: Help Wanted: Professionals with security clearances
July 20, 2010

PART 3: JULY 21, 2010

The secrets next door
July 21, 2010

Photo gallery: In our back yards
July 20, 2010


Types of top-secret work
July 19, 2010

Gallery: Anti-deception technologies
July 18, 2010

Methodology and credits
July 18, 2010

A note on this project
July 18, 2010

Frontline video
July 18, 2010

The Washington Post’s press release
July 18, 2010


Q&A Transcript for Part 1 of Top Secret America (July 19)

Q&A Transcript for Part 2 of Top Secret America (July 20)

Q&A Transcript for Part 3 of Top Secret America (July 21)

Q&A Transcript for Part 4 of Top Secret America (December 20)

Your Take: Crime vs. Homeland Security (December 20)


** “Carahsoft is the trusted government (IT) solutions provider”…



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  1. TPR

    See Updates:

    “The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center in Utah”:

    “CIA Director: Web-Connected Devices in Your Home Make it Easy to Spy on You”:

    “Domestic Spying: Our Fool’s Paradise”:


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