Info-graphic: NSA Is A Billion Times More Expansive Than The Stasi
US agency would need a facility the size of Europe to store physical copies of information it will hold
July 5, 2013
A stunning info-graphic put together by a German data company reveals just how expansive the NSA’s data retention program has become.
In the wake of the Snowden revelations, eyes have been trained on the NSA and its almost completed new facility in the Utah desert.
the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program has grown in gargantuan proportions and now intercepts 1.7 billion US electronic communications every single day. Those communications will soon all be funneled through the top secret $2 billion spy center, which the NSA has refused to provide Congress with details of.
Comparing the NSA to the East German Stasi, experts at Open Data City in Berlin, decided to visualize the scope of both spy agencies, to make a point of how much further advanced the NSA is.