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An Inside Look at the NSA With Whistleblower William Binney (Part 2 of 2)

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In this video WeAreChange gets an unique inside look at inner workings and evolution of the NSA with NSA Whistleblower William Binney. Binney describes his work with the National Security Agency which ultimately ended in federal agents raiding his home and drawing rifles on him. Part Two of WeAreChange’s in-depth conversation with a former high ranking NSA intelligence officer turned whistleblower.

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An Inside Look at the NSA With Whistleblower William Binney (Part 1 of 2)

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In this video WeAreChange gets an unique inside look at inner workings and evolution of the NSA with NSA Whistleblower William Binney. Binney describes his work with the National Security Agency which ultimately ended in federal agents raiding his home and drawing rifles on him. Part One of WeAreChange’s in-depth conversation with a former high ranking NSA intelligence officer turned whistleblower.

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Yes, Big Brother Is Watching You

William Binney, former NSA analyst, sits in the offices of Democracy Now! in New York City during a 2012 discussion about the federal government and their access to citizens' private information. (Jacob Applebaum / Wikimedia Commons)

William Binney, former NSA analyst, sits in the offices of Democracy Now! in New York City during a 2012 discussion about the federal government and their access to citizens’ private information.
(Jacob Applebaum / Wikimedia Commons)

It’s been a frightening few weeks for journalists concerned with protecting their sources—and for Americans concerned with protecting their privacy. On May 13, the Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of reporters’ call logs. Citing the Espionage Act, which prohibits the disclosure of classified information, the Justice Department had subpoenaed Verizon Wireless for the call logs of more than 20 AP phone lines. Within a week The Washington Post reported that in 2010 the DOJ had subpoenaed emails from Fox News’ chief Washington correspondent James Rosen’s personal Gmail, also with the motive of prosecuting leakers.

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