Homeland Security To Destroy Government Network Surveillance Records – 25 November 2014

RT logoRecords gathered by the Department of Homeland Security under a surveillance monitoring system called Einstein will be destroyed – not for security reasons, but because the agency claims they have no value.

The records to be dumped – more than three years old at this point – come from the controversial monitoring system called Einstein and include data about traffic to government websites, agency network intrusions and general vulnerability, according to Nextgov.com.

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The Einstein surveillance project was a Bush Administration initiative implemented in 2004 to automatically collect computer network security information from participating federal agencies. Initially only a few federal agencies participated in the monitoring system, but with additional funding it was deployed at fifteen of nearly six hundred agencies, departments and web resources of the US government.

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