NSA Datacenter Plagued by Problems

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No surprise here as government is inherently wasteful, inefficient, and incompetent. The NSA’s super-spying center in Utah has had multiple electrical issues over the last 13 months. The best quote from the article: ‘The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing construction and promised to make sure the data center is “completely reliable” before allowing it to go online.’ – recall that this is the same Army Corp that brought us New Orleans’ levee system.

The government has moved beyond all pretense of popular consent for its programs. That the construction of this massive NSA datacenter continues in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA spying shows how disconnected the state has become. It no longer bothers with even the fig leaf of popular consent for its actions.

10:52 am on October 8, 2013