A yottabyte worth of NSA snooping? For terrorism?

Obama, we’re having a problem.
Your snooping is one giant prism.
All our privacy lost
It is too great a cost
And you lie like a jihadist Moslem.

This is a schematic presentation of all the parts collected in the secret data center in Utah. It’s storage capacity is one Yottabyte of data, enough for all internet transfers for the next 100+ years. The picture to the right is already outdated. The price and size of memory is coming down, so it is now possible to do.
The question is: How much of this data gathering has anything to do with terrorism, and how much is big brother control of all your actions, thoughts and aspirations? In fairness, it all started with the Patriot act under George W Bush, but it grew exponentially under Obama and is now a powerful tool to harass political opponents, and people who do not share his ideological belief.



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Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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