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Government whistleblower: FBI has email archives of nearly all Americans, including members of Congress

by J. D. Heyes, Natural News  |  published on December 8, 2012

A government whistleblower has told a Russian news agency what tens of millions of Americans have suspected for years now – that most of us are under constant surveillance by our own federal law enforcement and spy agencies.

William Binney, a former top mathematician and code-breaker with the National Security Administration, told Russia Today in a recent interview that the FBI records the emails of nearly every U.S. citizen, to include members of Congress, adding that the government could in turn use the information against anyone.

Binney, who resigned from the NSA in 2001, said he could no longer associate himself with such regular violations of the Constitution, including how the FBI engages in extensive surveillance through powerful electronic analytical tools from contracting firms like Narus, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, which “provides powerful cybersecurity and surveillance software, giving our customers unprecedented insight into their network through innovative big data analysis,” according to the company’s website.

‘Even members of Congress are targeted’

The former NSA code breaker received this year’s Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, an honor presented annually by the Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest. The award, which was established in 1990, “recognizes individuals who take a public stance to advance truth and justice, at some personal risk.”

Here is a sample of the interview Russia Today conducted with Binney:

RT: In light of the Petraeus/Allen scandal while the public is so focused on the details of their family drama, one may argue that the real scandal in this whole story is the power, the reach of the surveillance state. I mean if we take General Allen – thousands of his personal e-mails have been sifted through private correspondence. It’s not like any of those men was planning an attack on America. Does the scandal prove the notion that there is no such thing as privacy in a surveillance state?

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