Watch: NSA whistleblower Bill Binney reveals the truth about mass surveillance

07 January 2016

 

NSA technical director, turned whistleblower, William Binney, gave evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday.

During his evidence, Binney warned MPs that increasing the mass surveillance powers of intelligence agencies “costs lives, and has cost lives in Britain because it inundates analysts with too much data.”

Rather, a targeted approach is necessary.

By using targeted surveillance, innocent citizens’ privacy would be protected, and terror attacks such as 9/11 and those in Paris would be prevented.

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