Ex-NSA Executive Says Utah Data Center A Symbol Of Agency’s Unbridled Power

Posted: June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Ex-NSA Executive Says Utah Data Center A Symbol Of Agency’s Unbridled Power

Thomas Drake, who was targeted in a government leak investigation, said the NSA’s $1.7 billion data storage facility located on a National Guard base about 25 miles south of Salt Lake City stores massive amounts of records on taped phone calls, intercepted emails and poached records of online purchases…

“Technology now affords the ability of a state-sponsored surveillance regime,” Drake said. “They have an obsessive compulsive hoarding complex. They can never get enough.”
“I lived with incredibly dark knowledge,” Drake said. “I decided to stand up.”
He repeated what he’s said before: The conduct of NSA approved by President Barack Obama is the single greatest threats to the country’s democracy. He urged citizens to challenge the government. “Is it necessary to collect everything there is to know about everybody just as an insurance policy,” Drake said. “Do we really want citizens turning in to subjects of the state again?”



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