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Can we Watch Live on TV When the NSA is Forced to press the Zettabyte Master Delete Button?

When the NSA and other Alphabet soup agencies are forced to delete the volumes of personal un-warranted data they have collected on unassuming Americans, will it be broadcast live?

Can we watch while the master delete button is pressed and all those zettabytes of data are deleted to mill spec deletion protocol?

I want the Federal Government to answer this one question;

What is the total digital hard drive volume, in terms of Gigabytes or Zettabytes, of all communications data the Federal Government currently has in storage on American citizens?

This computer query question should be easy to answer by our government super computers. It's just one number. Let's say it's currently say 1.5 Zettabytes? There are 1024^7 / 1024^3 gigabytes in a zettabyte. I want to know what that actual number is.

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Their already selling off

Their already selling off stocks of companies that have anything to do with data storage ans spying on Americans.

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Just thought I might finish your homework... ;-)

Just thought I might finish your homework... ;-)

First proposed store of zettabyte capacity

"On April 12, 2013, Fox News published a story indicating that the new NSA Data Center south of Salt Lake City, UT, will be able to contain up to 5 zettabytes of data, "according to some reports"**


Also, the zettabyte isn't noun for the largest multiple of the unit byte; see the yobibyte instead (more than a thousand times larger):


Or, speaking in units of commonly found terabyte hard drives at $50 or so these days:

1 zettabyte ~ 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) of such hard drives

1 yobibyte > 1,000,000,000,000 (1 trillion) ibidem

** http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/04/12/nsa-data-center-front...

That's right, your taxes (and mine) have ALREADY been spent to buy the control and surveillance freaks that govern us...

... the equivalent of 5 billions hard drives of 1 terabyte each (on which you can store, say, 1 billion book pages - not even compressed - or a thousand movies, or 100,000 songs, or etc, per hard drive).

Bah, that's just 5 billion * $50 ~= $250 billions

(let's hope they get a special discount, though, granted)

I anticipate your next question:

well, yes, they CAN store pretty much ALL of your online / electronic life, daily phone calls, if any, over the last decade, and more, along with the lives alike of ALL U.S. AND European citizens, and those in most other Western or Eastern countries of interest, where people can afford technology and use it, and not just struggle for food or water, anyway.

Oh, and yes, that's just for their LAST data center, only one among the bunch, here and there.

You're welcome :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Any guess when this will

Any guess when this will happen?