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04 December, 2012

NSA Whistleblower: Privacy is Dead

A disturbing interview with NSA whistleblower William Binney. He is the former head of the NSA's global digital data gathering program and tells a harrowing story of how the U.S. government monitors and copies vast amounts of electronic data. If you get on their enemies list, you're fucked. For anyone who had placed hope in Obama, Binney says that this kind of spying has gotten worse under our Dear Leader than it was under Bush II. You may think that you're safe because you're not doing anything wrong, but, as Binney notes, "The problem is, if they think they’re not doing anything that’s wrong, they don’t get to define that. The central government does."

When I was a kid, we Americans prided ourselves on not doing this kind of thing. This was what the Soviets did. Yet now no one really cares and we accept it that the government can and does make copies of all of our chats, e-mails, &c. Even a four star general and the Director of the CIA had their e-mail infiltrated.


|| Palmer, 1:08 PM

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