NSA Admits It Collects Too MUCH Info to Stop Terror Attacks

The Problem Isn’t Too Little Spying … It’s Too Much

Top security experts agree that mass surveillance is ineffective … and actually makes us MORE vulnerable to terrorism.

For example, the former head of the NSA’s global intelligence gathering operations – Bill Binney – says that the mass surveillance INTERFERES with the government’s ability to catch bad guys, and that the government failed to stop 9/11, the Boston Bombing, the Texas shootings and other terror attacks is because it was overwhelmed with data from mass surveillance on Americans.

Binney told Washington’s Blog:

A good deal of the failure is, in my opinion, due to bulk data. So, I am calling all these attacks a result of “Data bulk failure.” Too much data and too many people for the 10-20 thousand analysts to follow. Simple as that. Especially when they make word match pulls (like Google) and get dumps of data selected from close to 4 billion people.

This is the same problem NSA had before 9/11. They had data that could have prevented 9/11 but did not know they had it in their data bases. This back then when the bulk collection was not going on. Now the problem is orders of magnitude greater. Result, it’s harder to succeed.

Expect more of the same from our deluded government that thinks more data improves possibilities of success. All this bulk data collection and storage does give law enforcement a great capability to retroactively analyze anyone they want. But, of course,that data cannot be used in court since it was not acquired with a warrant.

Binney and other high-level NSA whistleblowers noted last year:

On December 26, for example, The Wall Street Journal published a lengthy front-page article, quoting NSA’s former Senior Technical Director William Binney (undersigned) and former chief of NSA’s SIGINT Automation Research Center Edward Loomis (undersigned) warning that NSA is drowning in useless data lacking adequate privacy provisions, to the point where it cannot conduct effective terrorist-related surveillance and analysis.

A recently disclosed internal NSA briefing document corroborates the drowning, with the embarrassing admission, in bureaucratize, that NSA collection has been “outpacing” NSA’s ability to ingest, process, and store data – let alone analyze the take.

Indeed, the pro-spying NSA chief and NSA technicians admitted that the NSA was drowning in too much data 3 months before 9/11:

In an interview, Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden, the NSA’s director … suggested that access isn’t the problem. Rather, he said, the sheer volume and variety of today’s communications means “there’s simply too much out there, and it’s too hard to understand.”

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“What we got was a blast of digital bits, like a fire hydrant spraying you in the face,” says one former NSA technician with knowledge of the project. “It was the classic needle-in-the-haystack pursuit, except here the haystack starts out huge and grows by the second,” the former technician says. NSA’s computers simply weren’t equipped to sort through so much data flying at them so fast.

And see this.

If more traditional anti-terror efforts had been used, these terror plots would have been stopped.

So why does the NSA collect so much information if it admits that it’s drowning in info?

Here are a few hints.

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  • Chris Sky

    too much info to stop terror attacks, but the PERFECT amount of info to be able to single out, attack, manipulate and subvert ANY member of society.. which is what surveillance is TRULY about since the majority of “Terror Attacks” are brought to you by the FBI/CIA/Mossad 😀

  • Occams

    Tellin’ ya’; All the pieces are coming nicely together. Blame-shifting, war-drum beating, false propaganda against Russia/China/Iran/Syria….

    A friend pointed out something very interesting, the other day.

    When was the LAST TIME the government actually told the truth?

    September 10, 2001

    The next day, no one even remembered the admission.

    I’d say we’re about due for a MAJOR admission. Watch what happens…….

    • Ryan

      better let people know 9/10/2001: Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon

      • jo6pac

        Yes and the part of the pentagon that got hit was were the records were that tracked all the Ps money. How strange?

        • Occams

          Oh, no! It really happened that the untrained-pilot terrorist made a 280 degree descending turn, fast enough to tear the wings off, but since they were defeating so many Laws of Physics that day, I say, when you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll, baby!

          And did this turn JUST so he/they could hit the recently-reinforced wall section.

          We need to get these al Qaeda guys over here to solve a LOT of space and aviation flight problems that have been plauging us! Our guys are bound by physics. Al Qaeda, with their mastermind, bin Laden, don’t seem to be hampered by the same laws as us.

          Oh, shit. That’s right. Barack got bin Laden. Forgot….. Man. What a bummer.

  • Ryan

    ISIS was not “discovered”by our “intelligence”agencies until they had conquered !/2 the Mideast. SO:
    (1) They are totally INCOMPETENT and should be eliminated(since newspapers were more informed)
    (2) They ARE ISIS ….They DID create,arm,& train ISIS.
    TWO CHOICES and ONLY two choices ………. WHICH IS IT?

  • Jun 7, 2013 William Benny – The Government is Profiling You (The NSA is Spying on You)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB3KR8fWNh0

    NSA stores data to target any citizen at any time – Greenwald October 29, 2013

    http://rt.com/news/greenwald-interview-nsa-data-903/

  • FDNY 9/11 Survivor Witness and Whistleblower: Speaks on WTC 7 May 25, 2014

    Rudy Dent – Vietnam War veteran, four year member of the NYPD and thirty-two year FDNY firefighter. As a firefighter on 9/11, he was at Ground Zero and was there when Building 7 came down. In this episode of 9/11 Free Fall, he relives his experience that day, recounting how he believes the buildings in New York were brought down in controlled demolitions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePPdUUISQOs&list=UUhwwoeOZ3EJPobW83dgQfAg

  • nozferat

    They never intended to stop terrorism…they just intend to gauge how people will react when the State commits terrorist activities and where they can and cannot get away with it.

    Righttt…the NSA will stop collecting data…and my pen*s is 20 inches long and Israel doesn’t commit war crimes….next.