Feeling like you’re not pulling your weight? Want to give something back? Well head on over to the ECHELON@HOME project!
ECHELON@home is a distributed intelligence gathering system that harnesses the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers in the search for terrorists, hackers, drug czars, foreign military operations, and general ne’er-do-wells.. You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes international and domestic emails, internet traffic, phone calls, cell phone calls, satellite communications, and more. There’s a small but captivating possibility that your computer will detect a crime and allow the NSA to report it.
(it would be a bit cooler if they at least managed to get nsa.org, but if you try there, you’ll find something equally strange.)