NSA is So Overwhelmed with Data, it’s No Longer Effective, Says Whistleblower

In a lunch meeting hosted by Contrast Security founder Jeff Williams on Wednesday, William Binney, a former NSA official who spent more than three decades at the agency, said the US government’s mass surveillance programs have become so engorged with data that they are no longer effective, losing vital intelligence in the fray.

That, he said, can — and has — led to terrorist attacks succeeding.

Binney said that an analyst today can run one simple query across the NSA’s various databases, only to become immediately overloaded with information.

The full article may be found at http://www.zdnet.com/article/nsa-whistleblower-overwhelmed-with-data-ineffective.

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