The NSA is all about smoke and mirrors, cloak and dagger, bait and switch bait and of course information gathering. Many belive they hold onto the data they collect but a recent statement suggest that they do not hold the info.
“A requirement to preserve all data acquired under section 702 presents significant operational problems, only one of which is that the NSA may have to shut down all systems and databases that contain Section 702 information,” wrote NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett.
Our NSA systems or so complex that preservation efforts might not work, but would have “an immediate, specific, and harmful impact on the national security of the United States.” Part of this complexity, stems from privacy restrictions placed on the programs by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
So what do you think;
1) Are they retaining the info and just not telling us the proper facts.
2) Are they truly deleting huge pieces of the data they collect/
3) Why do they need all that data anyway