Yotta vote against this
November 1, 2009 10:13 AM Subscribe
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Roughly equal to about a septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) pages of text, numbers beyond Yottabytes haven't yet been named. Once vacuumed up and stored in these near-infinite "libraries,"
the data are then analyzed by powerful infoweapons
, supercomputers running complex algorithmic programs, to determine who among us may be—or may one day become—a terrorist.
James Bamford talks to Nathan Thrall about the politics and technology behind the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program, and about the reforms he'd like to see in the Agency's operations.