‘Stellar Wind’ Whistleblower Reveals More About NSA Domestic Spying
Former top NSA mathematician and code breaker, William Binney, has gone on record to publicly reveal the scope of a top-secret surveillance program¬†called¬†Stellar Wind¬†which led to his resignation in 2001. It is a program that¬†has directly targeted everyday Americans following 9/11.
The problem, to this point, has been how to centralize and sift through the massive amount of information collected. The U.S. government, however, has already stated its desire to seek new ways to manage this “big data”, ensuring that widespread data collection can continue.
The NSA is set to complete¬†its $2 billion fortress of domestic surveillance¬†by September 2013 that indicates one step toward big data management. It can store 100 years worth of electronic information.¬†But this¬†data collection initiative is not only within the walls of the NSA; it is taking place across the board in our largest federal agencies and departments such as the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Geological survey, and DARPA.