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‘Everyone in US under virtual surveillance’ – NSA whistleblower

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The FBI has the e-mails of nearly all US citizens, including congressional members, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. Speaking to RT he warned that the government can use information against anyone it wants.

One of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history resigned in 2001 because he no longer wanted to be associated with alleged violations of the constitution.

He asserts, that the FBI has access to this data due to a powerful device Naris.

This year Binney received the Callaway award. The annual award was established to recognize those, who stand out for constitutional rights and American values at great risk to their personal or professional lives.

RT: In light of the Petraeus/Allen scandal while the public is so focused on the details of their family drama one may argue that the real scandal in this whole story is the power, the reach of the surveillance state. I mean if we take General Allen – thousands of his personal e-mails have been sifted through private correspondence. It’s not like any of those men was planning an attack on America. Does the scandal prove the notion that there is no such thing as privacy in a surveillance state?

William Binney: Yes, that’s what I’ve been basically saying for quite some time, is that the FBI has access to the data collected, which is basically the e-mails of virtually everybody in the country. And the FBI has access to it. All the congressional members are on the surveillance too, no one is excluded. They are all included. So, yes, this can happen to anyone. If they become a target for whatever reason – they are targeted by the government, the government can go in, or the FBI, or other agencies of the government, they can go into their database, pull all that data collected on them over the years, and we analyze it all. So, we have to actively analyze everything they’ve done for the last 10 years at least.

RT: And it’s not just about those, who could be planning, who could be a threat to national security, but also those, who could be just…

WB: It’s everybody. The Naris device if it takes in the entire line, so it takes in all the data. In fact they advertised they can process the lines at session rates, which means 10 gigabit lines. I forgot the name of the device (it’s not the Naris) – the other one does it at 10 gigabits. That’s why the building Buffdale, because they have to have more storage, because they can’t figure out what’s important, so they are just storing everything there. So, e-mails are going to be stored there for the future, but right now stored in different places around the country. But it is being collected – and the FBI has access to it.

RT: You mean it’s being collected in bulk without even requesting providers?

WB:Yes.

 

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  1. conservative cowgirl

    December 5th, 2012

    I’ve sent so many emails to the marxtard at the WH website, telling him what I think of him and that “wife” of his, that my husband is only half joking when he tells me the FBI is parked down the street surveilling me.

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  2. Bad Brad

    December 5th, 2012

    conservative cowgirl, Breath easy. They are way, way understaffed to handle us all. They can’t hire that many Nazis.

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  3. McFartus Spontaneous

    December 5th, 2012

    I dont know Brad. I take care of the trees at the NY Stock Exchange’s I.T. compound in Ramsey, NJ. They have at least 10 visible armed guards, and Im talking machine gun grade weapons, attack dogs, an almost impenetrable fortress. They say the computers are 8 stories underground in a giant concrete bunker that can take a direct hit from a 747 airliner. So yea, I think the FBI and other agencies have the personnel to track us like sheep. Oh, and the neighbors hate that they built in a residential neighborhood right off route 17 south.

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  4. McFartus Spontaneous

    December 5th, 2012

    Oh look, an unmarked black van at the end of my street, think I’ll lasso up my german shepherd and go bang on the windows… hehe

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  5. Billy Fuster

    December 5th, 2012

    This is how republican leaders are blackmailed into submission.

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  6. Gina

    December 5th, 2012

    Remember this?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2074277/President-Obamas-campaign-trawls-Republican-email-addresses-unfavorabe-rating-hits-high.html

    Funny after I read that article I had a message from Hotmail about new “flagging features” and what they used to illustrate the email flag was an email from months before where I was telling off a liberal.
    I was never a big on conspiracy theory but that gave me the creeps.

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  7. Xavier

    December 5th, 2012

    This isn’t news unless you live under a rock.

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  8. IMPEACH Obama

    December 5th, 2012

    Time for a new day of national protest: Moon the NSA Day.

    Find their microphone and give it the raspberry, find their camera and stick a booger on it, email Obama those nekkid pics of his Momma…..

    They want to monitor your every move, start doing nonsensical things just to mess with their heads: let your grass grow tall, then cut “crop circle” patterns in it, obscene messages to Congress would be a nice touch !

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  9. Tedjusant

    December 5th, 2012

    Dear Mr FBI man when you get to check the emils in the UNITED KINGDOM, will it be possible for you to send me my password because I have forgotten it, Ta very much.

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  10. JPK

    December 5th, 2012

    How much time do we have before the post offices close?

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