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Big Data Sleuthing, 1960s Style

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IBM Stretch-Harvest computer

I.B.M.'s Stretch-Harvest computer, a one-of-a-kind machine for the National Security Agency, in 1962.

Credit: National Security Agency

America's intelligence agencies have long prodded the frontiers of computing and data analysis as the most demanding of customers, willing to pay whatever it takes for advanced surveillance technology.

From The New York Times
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