Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Curious About What the NSA is Doing with All That Data?

Unless you've been living in a cave recently, you've no doubt heard about all the concern over the NSA monitoring  phone calls, emails, basically you name it when it comes to digital data.  Of course, one of the things that people have begun to ask is "where in the world can they store all that stuff?  They'll eventually run out of space right?"
Think again.  With data storage costs going down and the money that you government spends on security, get used to the idea that pretty much anything you put out there digitally will be around much, much longer than you think.
To that end, the NSA is almost done building an amazingly secure data center sour of Salt Lake City.  I've posted about it before, but now with all the NSA hoopla of the last couple of weeks, I think it bears repeating.
The capacity exists to store everything.  There is probably software that can sort, catalogue, and allow for searching of that "everything".
Is that good?  I'm honestly not sure.  However, knowing human nature, I'm not overly optimistic.
Want to know more about the NSA's Utah Data Center?  Check out this article on Fox news.  

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