Activists Fly Airship over the NSA's Data Center
On Friday, three activist groups flew an airship over the National Security Agency’s secretive data center in the Utah desert. The ship, which bore a sign that read “Illegal Spying Below,” was decorated to promote StandAgainstSpying.org, a new site designed to grade Congress’s record on surveillance legislation.
“It was really surreal to see the scope of the sprawling database,” says Parker Higgins, an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) who rode in the airship. The 100,000-square-foot facilities storage capabilities are not known, but estimates range from exabytes to yottabytes of information.