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NSA's New Spy Facilities are 7 Times Bigger Than the Pentagon: Virtual Prison Planet

The NSA's New Spy Facilities are 7 Times Bigger Than the Pentagon

"He works at one of the three-letter intelligence agencies and oversees construction of a $1.2 billion surveillance data center in Utah that is 15 times the size of MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and Jets. Long Island native Harvey Davis, a top National Security Agency official, needs that commanding presence. His role is to supervise infrastructure construction worldwide for NSA, which is part of the Defense Department. That involves tending to logistics, military installations, as well as power, space and cooling for all NSA data centers.

In May, crews broke ground on a $792 million computing center at the agency’s headquarters near Baltimore that will complement the Utah site. Together the Utah center and Maryland’s 28-acre computer farm span 228 acres—more than seven times the size of the Pentagon."

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"Even some former Pentagon officials say citizens should know NSA’s intentions for the Utah data center. “When you have this much centralization of capabilities, which in government terms can translate into real power—that and resources—it’s important that the public be able to look at these things and figure out what they are doing,” says a cyber official who recently left Defense and now works as a private contractor. The official is not involved in the project and was not authorized to speak on behalf of the department.

A 2012 article in Wired reported that NSA needs the megaplex partially because the Pentagon wants to expand the military global communications network to manage yottabytes of data. “A yottabyte is a septillion bytes—so large that no one has yet coined a term for the next higher magnitude,” the article said. “Should the agency ever fill the Utah center with a yottabyte of information, it would be equal to about 500 quintillion (500,000,000,000,000,000,000) pages of text.” NSA officials told Government Executive, however, they do not discuss such operational details."

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2013/07/nsas-big-dig/67...

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The serious damage from the

The serious damage from the Snowden leak is everyone is going to question government spying operations from hear on out. The issue will never go off the radar.

I really don't think there's

I really don't think there's a need to watch mainstream media news anymore. Virtually all TV news reporters have demonstrated their lack of concern for Americans being spied on by our government, and could care less about violations of our 4th amendment. They side with government spying programs and are only attacking Edward Snowden. By their actions we know MSM is our clear enemy.

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Stunning.

Guess who pays for it?

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Do we really need this much

Do we really need this much computing hardware to spy on ourselves?