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iiNet has tried to swim against the tide of government agencies bent on turning ISPs and telcos into outsourced snoops, telling a Senate committee that proposals for mandatory data retention are intrusive, expensive and impractical. In this curt submission to the Senate committee inquiring into revisions of the …

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Angel

$60M for a 20TB data centre?

That's awfully expensive.

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Re: $60M for a 20TB data centre?

It does say 'build and _secure_', so maybe it's a reinforced underground bunker with dual redundant power generation and underground storage tanks for a year of fuel?

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Re: $60M for a 20TB data centre?

It may seem high, but, if they are trying to pitch to a Senate committee that's it a bad idea - expensive, impractical, an unwarranted intrusion into privacy and an undue burden on business, I would expect iiNet to include all the potential direct and indirect costs in their estimate. I certainly wouldn't expect them to say "no problem - it'll cost $1,000 and we could have it running in a week".

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Re: $60M for a 20TB data centre?

Well, if you click through to the submission, they actually say 20 thousand terabytes which is not insignificant.

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Big Brother

A truly free society wouldn't need such laws

Data kleptomania is a disease.

I wonder how Orwell proposed they monitor all the telescreens in 1984?

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Complicit opposition

The capture of the opposition by the spy agencies in this scheme just proves how many skeletons are obviously in their closets.

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