UK Guardian newspaper publishes USA NSA papers

dan at dan at
Sun Dec 8 05:59:08 CET 2013

 > "You don't need to be talking to a terror suspect to have your
 > communications data analysed by the NSA. The agency is allowed to
 > travel "three hops" from its targets."

Barnett, "Facebook Cuts Six Degrees of Separation to Four," 22 November 2011

average distance on Twitter is 4.67, as found in
"Six Degrees of Separation, Twitter Style," 30 April 2010

or maybe it is only 3.43, as found in
Bakhshandeh, Samadi, Azimifar & Schaeffer,
"Degrees of Separation in Social Networks," 2011

"Allowed three hops" is closer to a grand mal seizure than a twitch.

For a sideline, look up "percolation theory."


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