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    The NSA's new data centre

    The NSA is building a new datacentre in Utah. Once operational it is capable of storing over 600gb of data on each and every person on the planet. http://www.npr.org/2013/06/10/190160...gest-data-farm

    Makes you wonder what information they have stored on you, eh?

    Edward Snowden's leaks are probably only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak
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    George W Bush's Patriot Act opened up the door to enable this sort of intelligance gathering. I cannot believe that they can state "we don't hold data on U.S. citizens", since the act makes no distinction.

    Their need to build this, IMO, is fueled by paranoia. Storing data is one thing. How they hope to process this data in a timely enough manner to do anything with it is another thing entirely.
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    It makes me sick to my stomach that what would be considered a gross invasion of privacy by any individual is not only sanctioned but justified as essential for national security. I agree with the EU diplomat's assessment that George Orwell understated the risks in "1984" when you look at this out-of-control so-called ally!
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    Good luck to 'em... that only just covers the amount of photos I took last year.

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    If they don't want to keep it I'm sure I could run AP off it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    If they don't want to keep it I'm sure I could run AP off it
    What!. And become just another one of those American forums.

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    i better get off my butt a get busy generating data for them to fill my 600 gigs worth
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    Yep I agree with mudman. In my 61 years on this mortal coil I doubt if I have done anything interesting enough to fill 6 or 7 KiloBytes!
    Err...does anyone even remember KiloBytes??
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    What happens once I've uploaded my 601st gig of text via AP?
    (I think I only need another gig or so)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderer51 View Post
    Yep I agree with mudman. In my 61 years on this mortal coil I doubt if I have done anything interesting enough to fill 6 or 7 KiloBytes!
    Err...does anyone even remember KiloBytes??
    don't worry wanderer, you have nearly nine years more than me to get your 600 gig. let the creative juices flow.
    wasn't a kilobyte a quantity of flour with fleas in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    What happens once I've uploaded my 601st gig of text via AP?
    (I think I only need another gig or so)
    you would probably crash the system A .K

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    Came across a quote today by Sir Humphrey Appleby.
    "I need to know everything! How else can I decide whether or not I need to know it!"

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