Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Surveillance Then and Now

New World Notes #284 (August 13)

Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

View of the National Security Agency campus, 
Fort Meade, Maryland. (Click to enlarge.)

In brief

The National Security Agency and its predecessors have been spying on Americans for 95 years. This program features selections from a witty lecture on NSA history by James Bamford. Plus relevant music by Roy Zimmerman and Anne Feeney.

Question: If NSA sometimes ignores orders from the President, who do they report to?

With a new introduction (August 2013).  Originally broadcast as New World Notes #18 (June, 2008). Bamford segment courtesy of Mike McCormick & his Mind Over Matters radio program.

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