The trouble with the NSA deleting stuff, as I have said before...They
can't...its virtually impossible, not unless they store it on one little
bit of tape and burn the tape. It is always stored in multiple storage
places in case of fire or other security risks, travels from point to
point, gets refreshed and checked for accuracy and security and it is
stored along with other information on storage media. As their code of
practice and instructions say, to absolutely completely delete data from
a storage media, they have to chop the storage media up into tiny bits,
mash it, melt it and scatter it in the wind like the ashes from a
Of course no one at NSA is going to get prosecuted for not obeying a
court order, too busy protecting National Security. It will all quietly
disappear in the morass of the media, just as other stuff does.
Funny, how they can delete some stuff which might expose wrongdoing, or
protect an individual human rights, but they can't destroy other stuff
which they don't need. They want to keep the useless stuff for ever!