Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland August 7, 2015. As it emerges from financial isolation, Iceland is trying to make a name for itself again, this time in the business of data centres -- warehouses that consume enormous amounts of energy to store the information of 3.2 billion internet users. Picture taken August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Sigtryggur Ari - RTX1RCWZ

OPM Just Now Figured Out How Much Data It Owns

When the government announced this summer that more than 4 million federal employees had their personal information stolen—likely by Chinese hackers—lawmakers and victims were outraged. Officials pointed fingers, the FBI threatened retaliation, and the government handed out meager compensation: a free year of credit monitoring for the affected workers.