A high level whistleblower has revealed that the NSA is recording and storing “80 percent of all audio calls, not just metadata.”
“The NSA lies about what it stores,” said William Binney, who left the NSA. Binney said that he thinks the NSA’s efforts are less about terrorism and more about mass surveillance.
“The NSA is mass-collecting on everyone,” Binney said, “and it’s said to be about terrorism but inside the US it has stopped zero attacks.” Binney estimates that the government will soon be able to store 966 exabytes of data every year, or all global internet activity.
Edward Snowden recently revealed that the NSA is also using social media to collect millions of photos of Americans for facial recognition programs. Binney said that he fears that these programs are being abused and that “15 to 20…
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