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NSA data center front and center in debate over liberty, security and privacy


Published April 12, 2013

Twenty-five miles due south of Salt Lake City, a massive construction project  is nearing completion.  The heavily secured site belongs to the National  Security Agency.”The spy center” — that’s what some of the locals like Jasmine Widmer, who  works at Bluffdale’s sandwich shop, told our Fox News team as part of an eight  month investigation into data collection and privacy rights that will be  broadcast Sunday at 9 p.m. ET called “Fox News Reporting: Your Secrets Out.”

The NSA says the Utah Data Center is a facility for the intelligence  community that will have a major focus on cyber security. The agency will  neither confirm nor deny specifics. Some published reports suggest it could hold  5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62 billion  stacked iPhones 5’s– that stretches past the moon.

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