The cloud isn’t dead. It just needs to evolve
At my previous job my daily commute took me past 611 Folsom Street in San Francisco. This building is infamous for being the home of Room 641A, where a whistleblower, Mark Klein, revealed that the NSA had created a secret room and placed beam splitters on fiber optic cables carrying Internet backbone traffic.
I heard Jacob Appelbaum mention this building’s street addess in his 29c3 keynote, along with the NSA’s Utah Datacenter, where wiretapped traffic from this room was allegedly funneled and stored, a challenge that sounds daunting but according to NSA whistleblower William Binney, the datacenter has a “yottabyte” scale capacity intended to archive all the traffic they can collect for up to 100 years. From then on I got a little bit preoccupied with this building every time I walked past it on my daily commute.
It’s a building I took pictures of and tweeted about:, like this picture...
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