jfruh writes: There's lot of things we can blame for the state of U.S. government surveillance today — 9/11, a populace willing to trade freedom for the promise of safety — but add to the list advances in IT that have made data storage cheap in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. Though the prices to store all our communications are in the millions, they're peanuts to a government $150 million on a single jet fighter; the cost of storing every phone call made in the U.S. in a year is just a fraction of that.
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