Who Might Control Your Telephone Metadata
Remember last winter when President Obama called for an end to the NSA’s telephone metadata collection program? He didn’t actually call for an end to it; he just wanted it moved from an NSA database to some commercial database. (I still think this is a bad idea, and that having the companies store it is worse than having the government store it.)
Anyway, the Director of National Intelligence solicited companies who might be interested and capable of storing all this data. Here’s the list of companies that expressed interest. Note that Oracle is on the list—the only company I’ve heard of. Also note that many of these companies are just intermediaries that register for all sorts of things.
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