NSA whistleblower: mass surveillance in British spionagewet will cost lives

Jan

7

2016

According to William Binney, a former NSA employee and whistleblower, the British government shoot anything on the planned mass surveillance in the proposed new spionagewet. By an abundance of data security would not know which information is important.

Binney worked until 2001 more than thirty years in senior roles for the NSA and raised the alarm because of the waste of millions of dollars by the security service. Today he speaks a British government commission to which should take the proposal for the new spionagewet examined. According to Binney, the bulk collection of communications data for ’99 percent disabled ‘because the intelligence analysts flooded with data, writes The Guardian.

Binney says that this could lead to UK citizens are more vulnerable to terrorist attacks and the proposed legislation therefore “life is going to cost.” He is particularly critical of the so-called Black Hole program, which the British GCHQ since 2008 keeps a list of everyone who has ever visited a website. Such practices fit according to him in a totalitarian state, “and he therefore proposes to rewrite the bill.

The bill of Investigatory Powers Bill contains, among other powers for the government to provide data on citizens visited websites to store twelve months and hack computers and phones by equipment interference. Initially it was feared that the proposal would also include a ban on encryption, this was not confirmed.

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