Drowning: Hiding a Needle in a Haystack

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Since most communications today merge into the Internet, it is very likely for anyone to have his or her secret lost, and not spotted by the counter party.

Recently a public debate erupted in the country regarding "big data" -- actions by the NSA to comb through normal civilian communication traffic in order to find dangerous needles in the innocent haystack. Detractors claim: it is an excuse to snoop on ordinary Americans. Albeit, "big data" is essentially the technology we use in order to spot adversarial communication, and flush it out from Internet obscurity.

Read more: NSA and Big Data (Information Week).

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