Newly-Leaked NSA Slide Shows that NSA Is Tapping All Data from Main Undersea Phone and Internet Cables
July 11, 2013
The Government Has Been Tapping Undersea Cables … And Started Before 9/11
The Washington Post published a new slide leaked by Edward Snowden showing that the NSA taps into the main undersea data cables along which telephone and internet communications pass through the U.S.
This confirms what high-level NSA whistleblowers William Binney, Russell Tice and others have said for years: The government is spying on all of our digital communications.
Remember that massive surveillance of the American people started before 9/11 .
For example – as regards undersea cables – Zdnet reported 3 months before 9/11:
Much of the information the agency once gleaned from the airwaves now travels in the form of light beams through fiber-optic cables crisscrossing continents and ocean floors. That shift has forced the NSA to seek new ways to gather intelligence–including tapping undersea cables, a technologically daunting, physically dangerous and potentially illegal task.