On The News Hour tonight (12/26/13)

Public discussion of NSA (National Security Agency) by it's former director Gen. Michael Hayden, Author James Bamford, and Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike (CrowdStrike is a cyber-security consulting firm). All 3 of these gentlemen are eloquent spokesmen for the cause they represent.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/july-dec13/surveillance2_12-26.html?print

The discussion was mostly concerned with the monitoring of the average citizen and everybody by the NSA apparatus.

The topic of torturing was briefly mentioned (Pufferfish has asserted that he was tortured and sexually abused in 1951 in a scout camp by a member of the NSA).

James Bamford is an independent author of several books on the NSA and the security system. Most recent is:

Puzzle Palace
by James Bamford
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0395312868/

Originally Posted By: Amazon.com

In this remarkable tour de force of investigative reporting, James Bamford exposes the inner workings of America's largest, most secretive, and arguably most intrusive intelligence agency. The NSA has long eluded public scrutiny, but The Puzzle Palace penetrates its vast network of power and unmasks the people who control it, often with shocking disregard for the law. With detailed information on the NSA's secret role in the Korean Airlines disaster, Iran-Contra, the first Gulf War, and other major world events of the 80s and 90s, this is a brilliant account of the use and abuse of technological espionage.


Also by James Bamford:
Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency.
http://www.amazon.com/Body-Secrets-Ultra-Secret-National-Security/dp/0385499078/ref=pd_sim_b_2

It was briefly mentioned that they are keeping records of who uses porn. Not for good, though. Not to keep porn from happening but so they can pin people if they ever need to.

Pufferfish



Edited by pufferfish (12/27/13 12:27 AM)