Bill Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information. A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, Binney was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees…
Last year, Binney held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said…We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.
But today, Binney told Washington’s Blog that the U.S. has already become a police state.
By way of background, the government is spying on virtually everything we do.
All of the information gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally “launder” the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges.
This is a bigger deal than you may realize, as legal experts say that there are so many federal and state laws in the United States, that no one can keep track of them all … and everyone violates laws every day without even knowing it.
The NSA also ships Americans’ most confidential, sensitive information to foreign countries like Israel…the UK and other countries … so they can “unmask” the information and give it back to the NSA … or use it for their own purposes…
RTFA for details – including instructional slides on how this info is shifted between countries to mask the source. And at the end – there are further links to other related posts. Read ’em and weep!
Understand that our government is not only spying on everything we do – they lie to us about what they are doing and what they do with that information.
Thanks to Barry Ritholtz