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Whistleblower's NSA Warning: 'Just The Tip of The Iceberg', Believes NSA Was Collecting Data Since October 2001

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.”

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SteveMT's picture

NSA sucks in data from 50 companies; NSA does suck!

Is there anybody in jail, yet?
NSA sucks in data from 50 companies
Analysts at the National Security Agency can now secretly access real-time user data provided by as many as 50 American companies, ranging from credit rating agencies to internet service providers, two government officials familiar with the arrangements said.

Several of the companies have provided records continuously since 2006, while others have given the agency sporadic access, these officials said. These officials disclosed the number of participating companies in order to provide context for a series of disclosures about the NSA's domestic collection policies. The officials, contacted independently, repeatedly said that "domestic collection" does not mean that the target is based in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen; rather, it refers only to the origin of the data.
http://theweek.com/article/index/245311/sources-nsa-sucks-in...