Skip to comments.NSA Whistleblower Speaks Out on Verizon, PRISM, and the Utah Data Center
Posted on 06/07/2013 9:09:15 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Editors note: The following is a lightly-edited transcription of an interview with William Binney, a former employee with the NSA who after over 30 years with the agency quit and became a whistleblower, bringing to light many of their illegal activities and mass surveillance of American citizens.
Libertas Institute: Please describe your work experience with the NSA.
William Binney: For approximately 28 years, I was primarily involved in breaking codes and dealing with ciphers and data systems and solving those, and working with data, trying to do threat assessment with all of that data that we had.
After a while, I became the Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group. What that meant was that I had to expand my thinking around the world, and the major problem was data with the web and everything. Thats when I started designing programs to handle that information and be able to select out what was important and what wasnt.
Then I started implementing those programs, and NSA took those programs and started to direct in domestic data. When they did that, thats when I left. I couldnt be a party to that.
(Excerpt) Read more at libertasutah.org ...
This sounds credible to me.
Tell me what you think.
It’s more plausible than anything coming out of DC about it.
Yep, and very bad MOJO.
This will meet great resistance against turning over the rocks to daylight.
I have said for years that when the “right people” want the rock hiding Obozo past uncovered it will happen.
Not sure now.
The NSA Is Lying: U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails Says NSA Whistleblower
DemocracyNow.org - National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush. He estimates the NSA has assembled 20 trillion transactions phone calls, emails and other forms of data from Americans. This likely includes copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people living in the United States. Binney talks about Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and challenges NSA Director Keith Alexanders assertion that the NSA is not intercepting information about U.S. citizens.
Thanks for link. It is amazing that leftist like those on Democracy Now is also alarmed at where we are.
That is the key word, he is playing “legal weasel word” games.
Intercept does not mean that they do not have copies of the emails and phone conversations. It certainly does.
Binney (former Nat’l Security agent) and J Kirk Wiebe (former Nat’l Security agent) were on with Megyn Kelly-—America Live) today (Friday - about an hour into program). Fox may have a video on their website).
Kelly introduced them both as whistleblowers.
Just keeps getting worse. They would have started impeachment hearing by now if the President was a Republican.
Just keeps getting worse. They would have started impeachment hearing by now if the President was a Republican.
I worked at the farm late today and did not watch TV this evening. Sounds like this is taking a life of it’s own.
It is a time for Truth.
Opening Pandora’s Box? We shall see.
“Sounds like this is taking a life of its own.”
Here’s the video:
I was just on the Mother Jones web site. (I think I’ve only been on that site one other time.) However, I followed a link from Drudge to the Mother Jones site about the Justice Dept fighting the release of the “secret court” finding the surveillance unconstitutional.
The interesting thing, besides the fact there is a “secret court,” were the comments.
Most of the posters are angry over the NSA issue and are blaming Obama. A LOT of the comments from the posters were stating this is not a Democrat or a Republican issue, it is an American issue that needs to be confronted together, and instead of calling it a right vs. left, conservative vs liberal issue, it should be addressed and attacked as a constitutional issue.
One poster stated it would scare the (fill in the blank) out of the politicians in Washington, if the conservatives and the liberals actually came together and stood against them over this issue.
I was a little amazed by the anger being vented there.
When I was younger, back in high school,we played a board game called “Risk”. You would amass armies and make a run on the planet.
obama , et al is doing just that. IMHO, they pulled the trigger just a little too quick. Patriots will have another day in the sun before all is fulfilled.
We know how the Book ends.
very confusing when you are forced to agree with algore and disagree with some gop senators and congressmen.. something weird is afoot.
"Seriously dangerous times ahead. Deadly times. War, and censorship under the color of authority and under the pretext of of national security"
Yes. Exactly. Obozo and his master looses.
I saw this Bush admin clown going after a lefty civil rights attorney on the Factor. I agreed with the lefty 100% in this instance. He was actually saying that the public doesn’t have a right to know in any fashion that it was being spied upon.
President Obama is a republican. catchin’ on, yet?
NSA workers told ABC News that they routinely eavesdropped on phone sex between troops serving overseas and their loved ones in America. They listened in on both satellite phone calls and calls from the phone banks in Iraqs Green Zone where soldiers call home. Former Navy Arab linguist, David Murfee Faulk described how a coworker would say, Hey, check this out theres good phone sex or theres some pillow talk, pull up this call, its really funny, go check it out. Faulk explained they would gossip about the best calls during breaks. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, Wow, this was crazy.
The media would be already asking, "Mr President, are you going to resign? What is the possibility of impeachment?"
In light of what the Obama Syndicate has done to those who don't toe the line, America's media is intimidated. They don't want Zer0's jack boot thugs coming into their offices, having them ransacked and boxes of files seized and carted off by FBI agents. This is what happened to National Report after publishing a report on the phony birth certificate.
Needs a thread of its own!
Nationalreport.net is a SATIRE web site.
Two separate topics were posted here about it, and they were both pulled at the request of the topic poster.
“very confusing when you are forced to agree with algore and disagree with some gop senators and congressmen.. something weird is afoot.”
Either some kind of manipulation is going on, or there is an internal war going on between 0 & his administration and those in the “silent service”.
I have mixed feelings about this 30 years-of-service guy.
He just violated his lifelong agreement not to even ADMIT what agency he worked for, much less WHAT he worked on.
But there IS a limit; the Constitution.
And the 30 years-of-service guy wants the constitutional rights to survive.
One of these whistle blowers needs to produce some recorded calls from zeros blackberry or some calls or emails from other high ranking people. That would prove what they are capable of.
Only to point this out. The Guardian, who put the whole piece out in plain view (a liberal British newspaper)...probably didn’t accidentally discover this.
The timing of this...a week prior to the President hosting the Chinese Premier out in Palm Springs...is suspect. The number one topic at the meeting...was to be cyber warfare.
You can imagine the Chinese guy sitting there and grinning as the topic comes up. He says to the President....’you know....we only spy on countries of a potential threat, who gather privacy data against Chinese citizens’, and the President will be kicking himself.
After that lousy meeting ends, then the President has tour the G8 conference in Northern Ireland. Wonder what the number topic will be in private discussions there? Privacy concerns of the Europeans perhaps.
And finally, a stop in Berlin, to give a speech to a crowd of 100,000 people. Stopping off and giving interviews to German reporters? Don’t count on it....privacy questions will arise.
This was all timed. Whether it was the Chinese, WikiLeaks, the KGB, or disgruntled NSA folks. The Guardian didn’t accidentally find this out.
Re. timing ...
PRISM Biggest Contributor to Obama Intel Briefings
Peter Thiel, (Palantir/PRISM) the billionaire and co-founder of PayPal recently donated 2.5 million dollars to a superPAC that backs presidential candidate Ron Paul. The interesting thing here, and get ready for a shocker, is that Thiel happens to be a part of the Bilderberg Group and its steering committee! Of course, you probably already knew that.
Now, why would Peter Thiel, a seemingly evil investor and tech guru that invested in Facebook and has pushed an NSA spying agenda, donate to the Ron Paul campaign?
Former CIA Director David Petraeus is in attendance at the 2013 Bilderberg Group conference to help construct the big data spy grid, which is set to become the new frontier of clandestine statecraft as Internet connectivity becomes ubiquitous.
The high information will appreciate your info on the meetings and their participant. But the low information will only get what ABC -whistleblower article contains an invasion of bedroom privacy !
Can we get that article a thread of its own? (@ 23)
Remember the "Tower of Babble"?
Effect? Language scramble and words are heard but no longer convey though or meaning.
From a RFQ in 2009:
Questions & Answers on draft RFQ
1.What are the NARA approved formats for storage of data?
For approved NARA formats please review the information
2.Approximately how many sites are controlled by EOP?
The 7 networks where the EOP currently maintains a presence are:
I remember when the RFI came out in 2009, originally the Whitehut wanted all social media comments collected and DB’d which sounded nefarious to me back then. Of course, I think we ALL sorta knew that all of our communications, texts, calls, web comments were collected.
The issue is the Rule of Law and the chains on the Fed Gov by the Constitution.
That is not specifically a Right/Left divide.
We are in a battle for the life of our Republic.
Now that is an interesting .pdf
Echelon was the father of “Prism” in my view:
:Still, critics of Echelon warn the potential for abuse never goes away.
“This whole thing is so bizarrely powerful that the opportunity or temptation for abuse is fairly substantial,” says Mr. Pike of the American Federation of Scientists. “How many people in your organization always obey the rules?
“The notion that NSA or any other of these spy networks is the only large organization in human history in which everyone always obeys the rules just flies in the face of common sense,” he says.”
Archive FBO site:
Several links on this thread might be of interest!
William Binney speaks out on YouTube. If you want a private conversation do NOT speak in a room with a computer or phone IN THE ROOM. I assume that also applies to ‘smart’ appliances...
They don’t have time to listen to all the conversations - but the software used to ‘make connections’ gives a much clearer picture. Plus if they do need to pinpoint a conversation they can pull it up in seconds.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I dont add you to the list...
I’m amazed as well ..did you happen to catch Bob Beckel’s rant o Thursday? He’s apoplectic ...even used the f word. .fascism.
It’s the stuff of novels.
Please post on its own thread so more people will see the information