Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Despite what NSA Official Claims… Former NSA Chief Says the Feds *Are* Collecting Data on You

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Here's an interesting little tidbit on security and privacy.  It seems that the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), General Keith Alexander, made an appearance at the DefCon meeting recently in Las Vegas.
At that conference, General Alexander was asked by DefCon founder Jeff Moss “does the NSA really keep a file on everyone?,” Alexander replied, “No, we don’t. Absolutely no. And anybody who would tell you that we’re keeping files or dossiers on the American people knows that’s not true.”

The General went on to explain that there is congressional oversight of the agency & that it is charged with foreign intelligence & not spying on people within the borders of the United States.

However, William Binney disputes that statement.  Mr. Binney who is a former technical director at the Agency, states that the NSA is filing away Tweets, emails, search data, and other info on U.S. citizens within the borders of the US.

Will we ever get the straight scoop on this?  I'm saying probably not, but it does make you a bit paranoid doesn't it?  For all the details, check out the full article on Wired.  

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