The current version of the program is widely seen as providing meager protection against attack, but a new version being built will be more robust–largely because it’s rooted in NSA technology. The program is designed to look for indicators of cyber attacks by digging into all Internet communications, including the contents of emails, according to the declassified summary.
Designed to do something and actually doing something are two entirely different things. NSA boogyman aside, the government’s track record in doing ANYTHING computer related is abysmal. I predict this system, if it ever even goes operational, will be overwhelmed with false positives that will make it completely ineffective.
That said, it’s still a privacy nightmare.
Homeland Security will then strip out identifying information and pass along data on new threats to NSA. It will also use threat information from NSA to better identify emerging cyber attacks.
Yeah, sure. Anyone else believe that? Me neither.