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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 08:56 PM

4. part of the answer here:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/jun/20/exhibit-b-nsa-procedures-document

on page 4 of the document:

Communications and other information, including that reduced to graphic or "hard copy" form such as facsimile, telex, computer data, or equipment emanations, will be reviewed for retention in accordance with the standards set forth in these procedures. Communications and other information, in any forrn, that do not meet such retention standards and that are to contain communications of or concerning United States persons will be destroyed upon. recognition, and may be retained no longer than five years in any event. The communications that may be retained include eiectronic communications acquired because of limitations on NSA's ability to filter communications.


Also, consider this:

An article by Forbes estimates the storage capacity as between 3 and 12 exabytes in the near term, based on analysis of unclassified blueprints, but mentions Moore's Law, meaning that advances in technology could be expected to increase the capacity by orders of magnitude in the coming years.


I think they will be storing massive quantities of data (i.e, call content and other data), but I have no hard and fast proof of that.


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