Tuesday May 05, 2015

How The NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

You'd think that something like this would churn out a million false positives a day.

Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored. The documents show NSA analysts celebrating the development of what they called "Google for Voice" nearly a decade ago.