So claims a convincing, if evidence-light, documentary about whistleblower William Binney. Yet it does make us believe. It starts with a devastating hook.
up to have blog posts delivered straight to your inbox! As recounted in the documentary A Good Americanthree NSA veterans—Bill Binney, Ed Loomis, and Kirk Wiebe—set out to solve the problem of handling an ever-increasing stream of digital data while protecting the 4th Amendment rights of Americans against warrantless searches and seizures.
Nearly 3, Americans were dead in the worst terrorist attack in U. Analysts at Fort Meade were shell-shocked. What had they done to miss the warning s?
True, it was illegal for the NSA to use surveillance capabilities domestically. But before the attacks, several of the hijackers were living in the U. What if there was a tool that could have allowed analysts to monitor their Internet traffic while also preserving the privacy rights of Americans?
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Could the attacks have been prevented? On the morning of Sept.
No longer would surveillance be limited to foreign targets. Instead, the agency would begin monitoring virtually all communications data flowing through the U. The gloves were off.
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