Sunday, April 22, 2012
Former Technical Director: NSA Collects, Stores, And Data Mines Personally-Identifiable Communications
Democracy Now! produced a terrifying must-watch episode this week regarding the trampling of individual rights. In the lead segment of the episode, William Binney, former technical director of the National Security Agency, makes the bold claim that his prior employer collects, stores, and data mines personally-identifiable electronic communications of American citizens using a system he helped create. Around the 15 minute mark, Benny discusses a federal raid of his of residence that took place immediately after he and some of his former co-workers filed a complaint about the program with the Department of Defense.