A 36-year veteran of America's Intelligence Community, William Binney resigned from his position as Director for Global Communications Intelligence (COMINT) at the National Security Agency (NSA) and blew the whistle, after discovering that his efforts to protect the privacy and security of Americans were being undermined by those above him in the chain of command.
The NSA data-monitoring program which Binney and his team had developed — codenamed ThinThread — was being aimed not at foreign targets as intended, but at Americans (codenamed as Stellar Wind) was destroying privacy here and around the world. Binney voices his call to action for the billions of individuals whose rights are currently being violated.
William Binney speaks out in this feature-length interview with Tragedy and Hope's Richard Grove, focused on the topic of the ever-growing Surveillance State in America.
On January 22, 2015: (Berlin, Germany) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is proud to announce that retired NSA Technical Director and GAP client, William "Bill" Binney, will accept the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Award today in Berlin, Germany. The award is presented annually by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) to a professional who has taken a strong stand for ethics and integrity. http://whistleblower.org/press/nsa-whistleblower-bill-binney-wins-prestigious-sam-adams-award
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A GOOD AMERICAN UNCOVERS THE TRUE STORY OF A TERRORIST MONITORING SYSTEM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED IN THE WAKE OF THE FIRST WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK BUT DISCONTINUED JUST WEEKS BEFORE 9/11 Features NSA analyst-turned-whistleblower who was a leading expert on metadata responsible for the world's most sophisticated global monitoring effort: ThinThread
PBS Frontline Interivew Bill Binney - United States of Secrets...
William Binney & Thomas Drake blew the whistle on the NSA respectively in 2002 and 2005. They told us about their personal experience of mass surveillance and why they decided to become whistleblower.
A 36-year NSA veteran, William Binney resigned from the agency and became a whistleblower after discovering that elements of a data-monitoring program he had helped develop -- nicknamed ThinThread -- were being used to spy on Americans. Binney spoke with FRONTLINE's Jim Gilmore on Dec. 13, 2013.
How ThinThread protected U.S. citizens' data
Why they decided to bring their concerns to the Inspector General
The FBI came into the house and "pointed guns at my wife and me