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NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst

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[h=2]Judy Woodruff sits down with two former NSA officials who blew the whistle on what they said were abuses at the NSA, along with that agency’s former inspector general, to talk about whether that secretive agency is recording all domestic calls in the U.S.[/h]
WILLIAM BINNEY, former National Security Agency technical leader: Well, I wasn't aware of specific targeting like Russ was. I just saw the inputs were including hundreds of millions of records of phone calls of U.S. citizens every day. So it was virtually -- there wasn't anybody who wasn't a part of this collection of information.
So, virtually, you could target anybody in this country you wanted.


RUSSELL TICE: Well, two months ago, I contacted some colleagues at NSA. We had a little meeting, and the question came up, was NSA collecting everything now? Because we kind of figured that was the goal all along. And the answer came back. It was, yes, they are collecting everything, contents word for word, everything of every domestic communication in this country.
Read more and video @: NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 1, 2013 | PBS

Hmmmm... So it may be true we were actually collecting just about everyones conversations.. :shock:
 

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The OP quote only claims "records". I presume this means a collection of connected numbers.

"Word for word every"?
 

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The OP quote only claims "records". I presume this means a collection of connected numbers.

"Word for word every"?
"It was, yes, they are collecting everything, contents word for word, everything of every domestic communication in this country"
 

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In other news terrorists are pissed because the US war on freedom was mission accomplished and now there is nothing for them to take anymore. Go US!
 

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HA! I only speak Pig Latin over the phone! Uckfay Ouyay, NSA!
 

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In other news terrorists are pissed because the US war on freedom was mission accomplished and now there is nothing for them to take anymore. Go US!
There's always more...
 

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This should come as a surprise to no one.
 

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There is such a thing as too much information.

That must be some computer program the NSA has developed. When I call my telephone tech service, I can't understand half of what they say and I'm part of the conversation. If the NSA can decode it, perhaps this will turn into one of those NASA type inventions that have practical civilian use. I'd love to have a thick accent decoder for my phone.
 
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