NSA Granted Patent for "Geolocating Logical Network Addresses"

Posted by: §intå×

NSA Granted Patent for "Geolocating Logical Network Addresses" - 09/30/05 05:13 PM

The US National Security Agency was granted a patent on September 20, 2005 for new technology that allows them to identify the physical location of any web surfer.

"If someone's engaged in a dialogue or frequenting a 'bad' Web site, the NSA might want to know where they are. It wouldn't give them precision, but it would give them a clue that they could use to narrow down the location with other intelligence methods," said a researcher.

The NSA's stated uses for the technology included "effectiveness of advertising across geographic regions."
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Posted by: §intå×

Re: NSA Granted Patent for "Geolocating Logical Network Addresses" - 10/01/05 08:23 PM

any one see this?
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: NSA Granted Patent for "Geolocating Logical Network Addresses" - 10/01/05 08:27 PM

We saw; we have no comment...