Digital Fortress Setting & Symbolism

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NSA

The NSA (National Security Agency) is a government organization that gathers global electronic intelligence data and protects all classified U.S. information.

EFF

The EFF (Electronics Frontier Foundation) is a civil liberties coalition founded by a worldwide group of computer users to support free online speech.

COMINT

COMINT is the global reconnaissance division of the NSA that uses satellites, spies and wiretaps to intercept conversations and send them to the NSA for analysis.

Crypto

Crypto is the nickname for the Cryptography Department of the National Security Agency.

Sys-Sec Lab

Sys-Sec is the department of the NSA that monitors systems security for TRANSLTR and the main databank.

Gauntlet

Gauntlet is a filter used to scan files and protect TRANSLTR from viruses and unknown programs.

TRANSLTR

TRANSLTR is the NSA's decryption computer that is capable of breaking any code within minutes. The NSA denies to the public that the...

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