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HOPE 9: Whistleblower Binney says the NSA has dossiers on nearly every US citizen

This weekend in New York City was a three-day hackers' conference called HOPE Number 9 which is only held every two years; HOPE stands for "Hackers on Planet Earth" and there's always a lot of great info that comes out of it.

One of the quotes floating around in regard to #HOPE9 came from Founder and CEO of Pallorium Inc's Steven Rambam as "Rambam's first law: All databases will eventually be used for unintended purposes." This is the same man who spoke at the 2008 HOPE about "Privacy is dead - Get over it." In regard to this year, you will probably find private investigator Rambam's newest revelations coming soon to 2600. Surveillance is one of those purposes that databases may be used for and NSA whistleblower William Binney knows plenty about domestic spying.

Binney was at HOPE and while his entire keynote is not yet posted, journalist Geoff Shively and Livestreamer Tim Pool had an opportunity to speak with Binney about NSA spying. As you may recall, after covering the NATO protests, Pool and Shively were two of the journalists harassed by Chicago cops. In the short video interview, Binney explained a bit more about the NSA spying on Americans:

"Domestically, they're pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you're doing. So the government is accumulating that kind of information about every individual person and it's a very dangerous process." He estimated that one telecom alone was sending the government an "average of 320 million logs every day since 2001."

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He doesn't have dossiers on...

Rockefellers, Kochs, Soros, Bernanke, etc....

He should.

SAD

but i think we all knew this has ben going on for a few years now. Welcome to inverse totalitarianism.

scary

Mass information collection has been goin on awhile. After reading up on the NSA, it sounds like they want to gather all the info they possibly can and create a massive database thats searchable by person, subject, location, etc. Extremely dangerous. If they wanted to blackmail politicians or pressure them into voting a certain way, or end someones career, ...well lets just say we could see a lot more anthony weiners.

I love old western movies

At some point the whole town comes out and shoots the bad guys to hell.

sovereign

If that's the case then

If that's the case then blessed are they who are not American citizens.

Anyone who can't see the potential for a monster that makes the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany look like a sunday school picnic is simply blind.

Which kind of explains the sparse coverage and lack of outrage on the part of the media.

Hope they see in every file

V for vendetta masks.

sovereign

Another bump.

For important information.

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