From Metal Detectors to Metadata
From the WSJ Opinion page on December 22, 2013
"The Obama task force proposed having the phone metadata data held by multiple phone companies instead of by the NSA. Yet private-sector database managers consider the NSA system the gold standard for protecting privacy through software limiting who is entitled to search which data. A Boston startup called Sqrrl, founded by former agency staffers, provides telecommunications, health-care and other companies a database system modeled on the agency's approach."
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