The money end of the NSA story.Submitted by ironman77 on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 07:03
Did anyone notice that James Woolsey is involved with the contractor that snowden worked for - the old revolving door. There is a huge economic driving force for these programs.
Great reporting from the Pittsburgh Gazette - quite surprising
Eventually topping $1 billion in costs, TRAILBLAZER gave way to NSA's next generation of surveillance programs now in the news: PRISM, BLARNEY and BOUNDLESSINFORMATION. All three systems apparently were created without the filtering system to protect civil liberties of American telephone callers and Internet surfers.
“That's what everyone needs to understand. The NSA's programs didn't start out so eerie and Orwellian,” McClellan said. “The program that they would've been using, if they hadn't canceled it, was cheaper, more efficient and didn't trample on anyone's constitutional rights.”