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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust II
I always find it weird when people say that the NSA’s global spying is a reaction to the 9/11 attacks. It’s simply not true. By the late 1990s, ECHELON was reportedly capable of monitoring up to 90% of all internet traffic. ECHELON is a surveillance system that came into existence in the 1960s and 1970s.
There are various sources, like an advisory by the European Parliament, that happened in 2001, months before 9/11. It also shows that such measures don’t prevent terrorist attacks.