Thursday, June 10, 2010


According to Backlaze Blog, "CrunchGear published that the National Security Agency (NSA) is forecasting it may need yottabytes of storage to keep all of its surveillance data by 2015." A yottabyte, in case you don't know (and I didn't), is a quadrillion (million billion, or 10^15) gigabytes. See the link for clarifications and conditional ifs.Golly. It kinda sorta looks to me as if NSA might want to consider exactly what and how much information they actually need to capture and store. Maybe recording every telephone conversation and data bit that passes through US territory isn't the wisest use of taxpayer dollars. Just sayin'.

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