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[liberationtech] "The Goverment is Profiling You" talk by ex-NSA whistleblower @ MIT, 11/19/2012

Steve Weis steveweis at
Tue Nov 27 11:36:47 PST 2012

The video of the William Binney "The Government is Profiling You" talk at
MIT is now online:

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Steve Weis <steveweis at> wrote:

> There's an upcoming talk at MIT CSAIL that will be of interest to this
> list:
> *"The Goverment is Profiling You"*
> *Speaker:* William Binney, Former National Security Agency,
> Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military
> Analysis Reporting Group, Signals Intelligence Automation Research Center
> *Discussant:* Carol Rose, Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts
> *Time:* Monday, November 19, 2012, 6 – 7.30 pm
> *Location:* MIT, Stata Center Room 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA
> *Sponsors:*
> MIT Cryptography and Information Security Group
> Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
> *Relevant URL:*
> *Abstract:*
> While spreading an atmosphere of fear after 9/11, our government has
> violated our laws, prevented the Congress and courts from doing their
> Constitutional duty, created a surveillance state and concentrated power in
> the executive, all in the name of keeping us safe. In an effort to reverse
> these ongoing unconstitutional activities, William Binney revealed the
> National Security Agency's massive domestic spying program, Stellar Wind,
> which intercepts domestic communications without protections for US
> citizens. Binney disclosed that NSA sought and received access to
> telecommunications companies' domestic and international billing records.
> He told the public that, since 9/11, the agency has intercepted between 15
> and 20 trillion communications. Binney also revealed that the NSA concealed
> Stellar Wind under the patriotic-sounding "Terrorist Surveillance Program,"
> in order to give cover to the warrantless surveillance program's violations
> of Americans' constitutional rights.
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