This is a recent interview with the whistleblower William Binney, formerly technical director at the NSA, with Abby Martin of the Empire Files, about the mass surveillance which has become the new ‘norm’ for the state and its subsidiaries.
The interview covers some of Bill’s history which gives context to how he knows so much about the inside situation at the NSA, and also his reflections of the present situation where virtually every email, message and conversation online is being swept up by the intelligence networks.
This currently amounts to a staggering 2 petabytes per day, or an estimated 90 million emails and 12 billion phone calls each and every day. The absurdity of this is that it is quite impossible to see significant data as too much is collected, but it is very easy to build stories to use against people once they are accused.
We live in an increasingly dangerous world where virtually every communication is being picked up and privacy is a thing of the past. Asked what people should do if they don’t want the government to hear what the are thinking, Binney answers: don’t write about it, and don’t speak about it online. Or build your own encryption service.
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