Speaking before a crowd of tech geeks at GigaOM's Structureata conference in New York City, CTO Ira "Gus" Hunt said that the world is increasingly awash in information from text messages, tweets, and videos -- and that the agency wants all of it.
"The value of any piece of information is only known when you can connect it with something else that arrives at a future point in time," Hunt said. "Since you can't connect dots you don't have, it drives us into a mode of, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang onto it forever."
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Dont think Big Brother is watching you, well you heard it directly from CIA's chief technology officer; The CIA wants everything and holds onto it forever.