‘PRISM: The Amazingly Low Cost of ­Using BigData to Know More About You in Under a Minute’

Jon Vlachogiannis took a stab at estimating the cost of building PRISM on commercial hardware:

Total Hardware & Personnel Costs: €12M Per Month (€144M Per Year) = $187M Per Year

That’s not even a blip on the “defense” budget — though I would triple that number to figure out what the government would actually pay to make such a system.

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by Ben Brooks
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Jon Vlachogiannis took a stab at estimating the cost of building PRISM on commercial hardware: Total Hardware & Personnel Costs: €12M Per Month (€144M Per Year) = $187M Per Year That’s not even a blip on the “defense” budget — though I would triple that number to figure out what the government would actually pay […]