When it comes to collecting and storing data, the NSA doesn’t play. The shadowy agency is reportedly building a massive facility in the Utah desert that is capable of storing yottabytes of data. I never even heard of a yottabyte, but it certainly sounds like a frightening amount of information. Crunch Gear breaks it down:
There are a thousand gigabytes in a terabyte, a thousand terabytes in a petabyte, a thousand petabytes in an exabyte, a thousand exabytes in a zettabyte, and a thousand zettabytes in a yottabyte. In other words, a yottabyte is 1,000,000,000,000,000GB. Are you paranoid yet?