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January 4, 2010

Yottabytes is a lottabytes

From a Nov. 17 review by James Bamford, in the NY Review of Books, of The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency by Matthew M. Aid:

Just how much information will be stored in these windowless cybertemples? A clue comes from a recent report prepared by the MITRE Corporation, a Pentagon think tank. “As the sensors associated with the various surveillance missions improve,” says the report, referring to a variety of technical collection methods, “the data volumes are increasing with a projection that sensor data volume could potentially increase to the level of Yottabytes (1024 Bytes) by 2015.”

The citation for the MITRE report: The MITRE Corporation, “Data Analysis Challenges” (December 2008), p. 13.

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