July 18, 2012, 10:44 AM —
During keynote at Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference, NSA whistleblower Binney revealed details of NSA surveillance and dossiers.
One of three ex-NSA employees so angered by privacy violations they now speak out, William Binney says the NSA has a file on every U.S. citizen. Even more, hundreds of millions of call log files are sent to the NSA every single day for tracking purposes. Network World has a short video interview with Binney in their story.
Earlier this month, NSA head General Keith Alexander said the NSA doesn't have the ability to spy on American emails (Techdirt.com, with video of his entire speech). General Alexander claimed hackers and malware attacks have been "the greatest transfers of wealth in history." And that's why the NSA needs more cybersecurity legislation that supersedes privacy rights.
Hello, Big Brother
Anonymous Coward on techdirt.com
Our security infrastructure (theatre) is basically one large net pointed inward to spy on and target Americans, not foreign enemies. Why do they need to monitor us like an ant farm? What exactly is the agenda here?
Michael on techdirt.com
Not so bad
There is so much information going through the computers at the NSA it doesn't matter. The info is almost never reviewed without warrant. I sort of hate it how people fail to grasp that concept.
Wally on techdirt.com
Criminal governments of the world run amok as the ignorant masses indulge themselves in the reality TV show called Jersey Shore, or worse, presidential campaign coverage.
Stephon W. Smith on networkworld.com
Vote now: is General Alexander right, and the NSA can't spy on us, or is William Binney right, and they monitor everything we do?