by dangnad1 - 12/4/12 9:38 PM
The people who are "opposed" to storing data seemingly don't understand computers, cellphones, data transmission, or anything cyber. The government doesn't have anything to do with this (they can subpoena data, however). The concept of cells and using a device to communicate from cell to cell requires non-human intervention. There is no operator of old who asks you if you want your conversation to be private...or public. Computers do all of this and they LIKE to store data. To BHarris below: So 7 trillion messages at 160 bytes, about a petabyte. Mars-based rovers already upload petabytes of data to Earth. So if you don't want your text messages to be stored (and understood) then...uh....encrypt....I suppose.