NSA Whistleblower William Binney Exposes Pervasive NSA Surveillance
As you listen to this presentation by NSA Whistleblower William Binney take a moment to appreciate how he describes not just the amount of data but the way he describes the (data analyis) problem(s) they were trying to solve. It’s truly staggering and scary. Scary not just because of what they may know but the underlying psychology. The types of analysis and predictive inquiries suggests a mental outlook that is at least indicative of a megalomaniac.
About NSA Whistleblower William Benney
William Edward Binney is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency. He was a high-profile critic of his former employers during the George W. Bush administration.
He worked in the NSA for over 30 years, including a time as director of the NSA’s World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group. Based on his experience and background, he estimates that the NSA has put together over 20,000,000,000,000 (20 trillion) “transactions” — phone calls, emails, and other forms of data — from Americans. Surprising as it may sound, it’s entirely possible that this could include copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people who live in the United States.
Binney continues to speak out during Barack Obama’s presidency about the NSA’s data collection policies, and continues interviews in the media regarding his experiences and his views on communication intercepts by governmental agencies of American citizens. In a legal case, Binney has testified in a affidavit that the NSA is in deliberate violation of the U.S. Constitution.
William Benney on Wikipedia