interestrateripoff, on 02 April 2012 - 11:09 AM, said:
Yet another insane idea.
Why not just install govt approved thought software which could automatically notify the authorities of any decent.
There isn't the storage capacity to do this, all what everyone has to do is sent a 1mb photo every single day.
It's just nuts.
If fact can't we have govt installed TV so we can just watch approved programmes?
I wouldn't be so sure, in one of the first books on hacking (as in unauthorised access) published in Britain (Hugo Cornwalls The Hackers Handbook) the author details how you can assess the equipment and resources of a target company just by watching the trade press and seeing what your target company has ordered over the last few years, as an example he gave Britain's secret services, from this he deduced they had enough storage for 5 Mb on every man woman and child in the UK, and that was 1985!
5Mb at the time was the size of a lot of business computers heard drives
1Tb these days is about 80 odd quid just from the normal internet suppliers, imagine you have the public purse at your disposal and a direct line to most large IT companies the cost could be way less even for enterprise style storage.
Update: seems my memory is playing tricks on this, seems he said 20 Million records, each containing 150 words, rather than a size, but then again I did read it when it was released (after court action I seem to remember) which was quite a while ago
This post has been edited by madpenguin: 02 April 2012 - 11:43 AM