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So we naively kept thinking that that could happen, and it never did. But, at any rate, after that and all the stuff we were doing, they decided to raid us to keep us quiet, threaten us, you know. So we were raided simultaneously, the four of us. In my case they came in with guns drawn, and I don’t know why they did, but they did.» William Binney, whistleblower, former NSA crypto−mathematician, speaking at a public conference
«What you know as STELLARWIND has grown. SSO, the Expanded Special Source Operations that took over STELLARWIND share the pie that’s spread all over the world, to practically include comprehensive coverage of the United States. Disturbingly, the amount of U.S. communications ingested by the NSA is still increasing. Publicly we complain that things are going dark but in fact our accesses are improving. The truth is that the NSA has never in its history collected more than it does now. I know the location of the most domestic interception points and that the largest telecommunication companies in the US are betraying the trust of their customers, which I can prove. We are building the greatest weapon for oppression in the history of Man yet its directors exempt themselves for accountability. NSA director Keith Alexander lied to Congress, which I can prove. Billions of U.S. communications are being intercepted. In gathering evidence of wrongdoing I focused on the wronging of the American people, but believe me when I say that the surveillance we live under is the highest privilege compared to how we treat the rest of the world. This I can also prove. On cyber operations the government public position is there is still lack of policy framework. This too is a lie. There is a detailed policy framework, a kind of Martial Law for cyber operations created by the White House. It’s called "Presidential Policy Directive 20" and was finalized the end of last year. This I can also prove. … I ask only that you ensure that this information makes it home to the American public.» Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower, to Laura Poitras, documentary’s director