Top NSA Official Admits They Record 80% of Our Phone Calls, Totalitarianism is Goal

Top NSA Official Admits They Record 80% of Our Phone Calls, Totalitarianism is Goal

“Where I see it going is toward a totalitarian state,” says William Binney. “You’ve got the NSA doing all this collecting of material on all of its citizens – that’s what the SS, the Gestapo, the Stasi, the KGB, and the NKVD did.”

For decades Binney was a key person in the NSA.  A mathematician, Binney worked for the NSA for almost forty years, where he and analyst Wiebe, who worked at NSA in excess of 30 years, developed a revolutionary information processing system called ThinThread that they believe could have detected and prevented the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But NSA officials ignored ThinThread in favor of Trailblazer – a much more expensive program that not only ended in total failure, but cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

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Worried about the nation’s ability to protect itself, they blew the whistle on the clear mismanagement surrounding the Trailblazer fiasco, using appropriate channels to share their concerns with Congress and the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG). Despite their efforts, no one was held accountable at NSA for one of the worst intelligence failures in history. Little did they know at the time, Binney and Wiebe would face harsh retaliation from NSA for their efforts to make the truth known.

You can view an in-depth video interview of him on this subject here:

This week Binney went further.  He revealed that the NSA is voice recording 80% of ordinary citizen’s phone calls.

On July 5, 2014  he spoke at a conference in London organized by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and revealed the extent of the surveillance programs unleashed by the Bush and Obama administrations.

“At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US”, Binney said. “This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.”

The NSA will soon be able to collect 966 exabytes a year, the total of internet traffic annually. Former Google head Eric Schmidt once argued that the entire amount of knowledge from the beginning of humankind until 2003 amount to only five exabytes.

 

Total Population Control is the Goal, a Totalitarian Dictatorship:

On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organized by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and revealed the extent of the surveillance programs unleashed by the Bush and Obama administrations.

“At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US”, Binney said. “This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.”

The NSA will soon be able to collect 966 exabytes a year, the total of internet traffic annually. Former Google head Eric Schmidt once argued that the entire amount of knowledge from the beginning of humankind until 2003 amount to only five exabytes. There is more info about this here: theguardian.com/ultimate-goal-nsa-total-population-control

 

Binney Background

As Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group, Binney mentored some 6000 technical analysts that eavesdropped on foreign nations, collecting private phone calls and emails for NSA databases. However, with the expansion of the Internet during the 1990s and the explosion of communications that went with it, it quickly became clear that NSA could not keep up with, and effectively analyze, all the new data available. Working in the SARC, Binney and Wiebe both realized this was a dangerous vulnerability for NSA and the country.

In response, Binney and his team (of which Wiebe was a member), created a program – ThinThread – that could effectively isolate and streamline data in the new Information Age. More importantly, it could filter out all types of irrelevant data, thus eliminating the need to forward and store large amounts of information for subsequent analysis. To ensure the privacy rights of American citizens were adequately protected, Binney and his team installed an “anonymizing” feature to ensure Fourth Amendment protections for the communications of U.S. citizens.

ThinThread was ready to deploy by January 2001 – eight months before the 9/11 attacks. But NSA leadership, including then-NSA Director General Michael Hayden, ignored ThinThread in favor of an undeveloped program, Trailblazer – which existed only on paper and was far more costly. While ThinThread racked up a bill of only $3 million, Trailblazer cost billions before it was cancelled in 2006. The culture of NSA itself gave favor to more expensive projects like Trailblazer. Trailblazer’s large budget and requirements meant that it would benefit private contractors, where ThinThread (as an internal operation) was developed with existing NSA resources.

You can read more about this here: http://citizenagenda.com/william-binney

 

 

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  1. I did NOT know that patriots within the NSA created a program that would protect American citizens from unjustified surveillance which they summarily rejected. THANK you for that info. Going further, what are the ramifications of this on our relationship with “so-called allies” of the U.S.? Germany, for one, is not too happy about this. They learned that the Obama administration has classified them as a “third-class partner” subject to these attacks. Only Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are exempt and considered “friendly” (something about a “Five Eyes” agreement). When Angela Merkel met with Obama, here, and told him that this surveillance has to stop, he supposedly banned the practice. However since then we got caught doing it AGAIN.
    They are saying things like “Does anyone seriously believe that Obama will ensure the Chancellor and Interior Minister that the American authorities will respect the rights of German citizens in the future?” “A monitored people is not a free people.” “Cold war tactics.” “Only Europe can break the American FANTASY of omnipotence.” Pretty concerning.
    They said, understandably, that one option would be for Europe to build its own system of networks to prevent American surveillance. So while they are continuing to try to maintain good relations with us, they are doing just that. For instance Merkel and Dilma Rousseff of Brazil announced the construction of their own submarine internet cable linking S. America and Europe that the U.S. cannot monitor (underway now I believe).

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