Technology makes NSA-style massive data sweeps fairly easy

06/7/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Technology has advanced to such a degree that the National Security Agency's disputed sweep of data from major carriers and Internet companies can now be accomplished and evaluated easily and cost-effectively. "Analyzing data like this is a great deal faster now and much closer to real time," says Tom Davenport, the analytics expert who coined the term Big Data.

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