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We’re Watching You: Surveillance Expansion In the Land of the Free is Unprecedented In Human History

September 15, 2011 1 comment

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Have you ever heard of a Yottabyte? To put this number into perspective consider the size of a terabyte, which is about the size of a typical modern hard drive. It can hold roughly 100 high definition DVD’s.

A yottabyte is 1,099,511,627,776 terabytes – or over 1 trillion terabytes of information.

This is important because according to a recent report from Politico, the National Security Agency (NSA), which is the security apparatus responsible for monitoring electronic communications across the globe, is building a new data warehousing center in Utah at the cost of $2 billion dollars. It will be housed in a one million square foot complex and be capable of storing at least one yottabyte of data.

We pointed out the various ways that the U.S. government is monitoring Read more…