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Video: Former NSA official admits gov't collects most U.S. emails

 
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Video: Former NSA official admits gov't collects most U.S. emails
[link to digitaljournal.com]

In his first live TV interview last Friday, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower William Binney blew the lid off of the secrecy surrounding the agency's ongoing surveillance of phone calls and emails inside the United States.

Binney, the former technical director of the agency's World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group, told Democracy Now hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez that Stellar Wind, the NSA wiretapping program begun in the wake of 9/11, still has unprecedented access to private domestic communications.

When Goodman asked if the government currently has copies of all emails sent by U.S. citizens within the United States, Binney replied, "I believe they have most of them, yes."

According to Binney, the NSA receives around 320 million domestic communication records daily from telecom firms like AT&T. "They had to be given retroactive immunity for the crimes they were committing," he explained (at 50:40), referring to the U.S. Senate's decision in 2008 to reject several prominent lawsuits against internet and phone companies that were handing over customer data to the U.S. government.


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[link to digitaljournal.com]

In his first live TV interview last Friday, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower William Binney blew the lid off of the secrecy surrounding the agency's ongoing surveillance of phone calls and emails inside the United States.

Binney, the former technical director of the agency's World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group, told Democracy Now hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez that Stellar Wind, the NSA wiretapping program begun in the wake of 9/11, still has unprecedented access to private domestic communications.

When Goodman asked if the government currently has copies of all emails sent by U.S. citizens within the United States, Binney replied, "I believe they have most of them, yes."

According to Binney, the NSA receives around 320 million domestic communication records daily from telecom firms like AT&T. "They had to be given retroactive immunity for the crimes they were committing," he explained (at 50:40), referring to the U.S. Senate's decision in 2008 to reject several prominent lawsuits against internet and phone companies that were handing over customer data to the U.S. government.


Read more: [link to digitaljournal.com]


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Wow, that's bombshell testimony...

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