Whistleblower's NSA Warning: 'Just The Tip of The Iceberg', Believes NSA Was Collecting Data Since October 2001Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 14:18
Whistleblower's NSA Warning: 'Just The Tip of The Iceberg', Believes NSA Was Collecting Data Since October 2001
By Shaun Waterman-The Washington Times | Friday, June 7, 2013
The National Security Agency’s collection of phone data from all of Verizon’s U.S. customers is just the “tip of the iceberg,” says a former NSA official who estimates the agency has data on as many as 20 trillion phone calls and emails by U.S. citizens.
William Binney, an award-winning mathematician and noted NSA whistleblower, says the collection dates back to when the super-secret agency began domestic surveillance after the Sept. 11 attacks.
“I believe they’ve been collecting data about all domestic calls since October 2001,” said Mr. Binney, who worked at NSA for more than 30 years. “That’s more than a billion calls a day.”