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James Bamford: Inside the National Security Agency

Jenny Asarnow
04/19/2007 at 8:00 p.m.

James Bamford is the author of the only two books ever written about the National Security Agency. The NSA was once nicknamed "No Such Agency", and for years, the U.S. government wouldn't admit it existed. The NSA is thought to be the largest intelligence agency in the world, and it's probably the most secretive. The NSA uses futuristic supercomputers to eavesdrop on people. It collects millions of phone calls and emails every hour. In 2002, President Bush gave the NSA the authority to tap U.S. citizens' communications without a warrant. James Bamford has joined the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit against the NSA's warrantless wiretap program.

James Bamford was the keynote speaker at the American Civil Liberties Union's annual membership conference on February 24th, 2007.




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