Whistleblower: NSA stores 80% of all phone calls, not just metadata - full audio
The National Security Agency lies about what it stores, said William Binney, one of the highest profile whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA, at a conference in London organized by the Center for Investigative Journalism on July 5. Binney left the agency shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center because he was disgusted at the organizations move towards public surveillance.
â€śAt least 80 percent of fiber-optic cables globally go via the US,â€ť Binney said. â€śThis is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80 percent of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.â€ť Binney has no evidence to substantiate his claims as he did not take any documents with him when he left the NSA. However, he insists the organization is untruthful about its intelligence gathering practices and their ultimate aim. He says that recent Supreme Court decisions have led him to believe the NSA wonâ€™t stop until it has complete control over the population. â€śThe ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control,â€ť Binney said, â€śbut Iâ€™m a little optimistic with some recent Supreme Court decisions, such as law enforcement mostly now needing a warrant before searching a smartphone.â€ť During his speech at the conference, Binney praised spy-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden for disseminating the classified documents that revealed the NSAâ€™s global spy programs. The latest revelations showed that contrary to the NSAâ€™s claims, the majority of information the agency gathers is from ordinary citizens with no connection to terrorism.
Washington has defended its spy programs, claiming that the NSA targets individuals with connections to known terrorist groups to thwart attacks. Binney said this was a lie and the NSA had stopped â€śzero attacksâ€ť with its intelligence gathering programs.
One of the main factors that has allowed the NSA to increase its spy programs is the lack of oversight in the US, argues Binney. In particular, he took issue with the Foreign Surveillance Court (FISA), which oversees the issue of search warrants against people suspected of terrorism. Binney believes the court is meaningless and always sides with the US government.
â€śThe Fisa court has only the governmentâ€™s point of view,â€ť he said. â€śThere are no other views for the judges to consider. There have been at least 15-20 trillion constitutional violations for US domestic audiences and you can double that globally.â€ť
Revelations about US global spy programs have sparked mass indignation, with one American judge saying the surveillance was almost Orwellian in nature. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also compared US intelligence policy to the antics of the Stasi secret police in the former East Germany.
The NSA is a lying criminal agency just like the GCHQ over in the UK. They are storing everything they can get they filthy hands on. Emails, texts, telephone calls, web pages you have visited etc they will collect it all and use it against you. It allows them to build up potential blackmail information on anyone that they want like politicians, judges and so forth. They are also using this same information to target certain members of the public who describe themselves as targeted individuals. Look up organized stalking or gang stalking because you could end up getting targeted yourself.
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by RT JULY 12, 2014 WHISTLEBLOWER: NSA STORES 80 OF ALL PHONE CALLS, NOT JUST METADATA The NSA lies about what it stores, says whistleblower At least 80 percent of all audio calls are gathered and stored by the NSA, whistleblower William Binney has revealed. The former code-breaker says the spy agency's ultimate aim is no less than total...
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