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Can Commercial Storage Services Handle the NSA's Metadata? 67

itwbennett writes "In a review of NSA surveillance last month, President Obama called for a new approach on telephony metadata that will 'establish a mechanism that preserves the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata.' Obama said that a third party holding all the data in a single, consolidated database would be essentially doing what is a government function, and may not increase public confidence that its privacy is being protected. Now, an RFI (request for information) has been posted to get information on U.S. industry's commercially available capabilities, so that the government can investigate alternative approaches."
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Can Commercial Storage Services Handle the NSA's Metadata?

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  • by dsmithhfx ( 1772254 ) on Monday February 10, 2014 @12:55PM (#46210561)
    It's the only was to be sure.
  • by strstr ( 539330 ) on Monday February 10, 2014 @01:34PM (#46210845)

    The meta-data information provided by the President is a fucking cover story for hiding their spy games program. It's already been exposed that they are doing much more than saving meta-data; they're collecting word for word, every communication domestically and foreign, saving the content of our communications.

    Lets focus on the meta-data for a minute thing: according to Bill Binney, previous NSA director on technology that helped design the system, anybody can store meta-data and equipment that fits inside a 20 by 12 foot room. FOR ALL COMMUNICATIONS, WORLD WIDE. So of course Verizon, AT&T, and these others douches can store this information. In a room probably the size of 5 by 5, because they'll be storing it themselves ; and providers are already storing this information anyway, which has been available for law enforcement use for some time. The Bluffdale data center in Utah is big enough to store 100 years of content data though, .. which means they're using it to store actual profiles and content of people, not just meta-data. Details @ http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb... [pbs.org] "NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst"

    On top of that, they have a massive satellite and radar system with a variety of capabilities, which is being used to target Americans during continuous black operations. Mind reading capability, tracking from space, watching our movements wherever we are. look at the details @ http://www.oregonstatehospital... [oregonstatehospital.net]

  • Re:And? (Score:5, Funny)

    by similar_name ( 1164087 ) on Monday February 10, 2014 @02:06PM (#46211033)
    If you can't trust an NSA contractor, who can you trust?

User hostile.