An NSA whistleblower is saying that all U.S. citizens are under surveillance by their own government and should be careful how they write their e-mails.
According to NSA whistleblower, William Binney, all U.S.. citizens are under surveillance. Binney stated that the Federal government can and will use this information against them if they choose to do so. Because of his efforts in exposing such information, Binney was recently awarded the Callaway Award which is prize given to those who have defended Constitutional rights of Americans by placing themselves in harm's way by doing so.
Binney who is said to be one of the greatest mathematicians in history for the NSA says he quit the agency in 2001 because he felt the acts being perpetrated against the American people was a violation on the Constitutional rights for all Americans. Binney also claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently uses widespread surveillance on American Citizens and cited the case with General Petraeus as a prime example that no person is exempt.
In an interview with Russia Today, Binney was asked if there was no such thing as privacy today. Binney answered with the affirmative and elaborated on how. “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 emails of virtually everybody in the country. And the FBI has access to it,” said Binney “All the congressional members are on the surveillance too, no one is excluded. They are all included. So, yes, this can happen to anyone…”
Binney elaborated that the NSA was building different social networks on citizens before he left and that made him rethink his association with the agency. He suggested that the violations of the constitution being committed by the government agency played on his conscience. “That was the part that I could not be associated with. That’s why I left. They were building social networks on who is communicating and with whom inside this country. So that the entire social network of everybody, of every US citizen was being compiled overtime. So, they are taking from one company alone roughly 320 million records a day. That’s probably accumulated probably close to 20 trillion over the years.”