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Submission + - It's remarkably cheap to store the audio of millions of phone calls. (archive.org)

fsagx writes: Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive calculates the cost to store every phone call made in the US over the course of a year. It's surprisingly inexpensive. It puts the recent NSA stories (and reports from the Boston bombings about the FBI's ability to listen to past phone conversions) into perspective.
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It's remarkably cheap to store the audio of millions of phone calls.

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