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James Bamford

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James Bamford is author of "The Shadow Factory" (2008).

James Bamford appears in the following:

James Bamford on General Alexander, Head of the NSA

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wired magazine’s James Bamford talks about General Keith Alexander, a four-star Army general who’s the director of the National Security Agency, chief of the Central Security Service, and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. Bamford looks at General Alexander’s power and the secret military he runs in his article “The Secret War,” in Wired magazine.

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U.S. Secretly Collecting Telephone Records of Millions of Americans

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The United States government is carrying out a top secret domestic surveillance program under which it is collecting the call data of millions of Americans on an "ongoing, daily basis." According to a document posted on the The Guardian's website, on April 25th of this year the U.S. government obtained a classified court order that required Verizon to begin handing over call data to the National Security Agency and the F.B.I.

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Underreported: NSA's Storage Facility

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wired correspondent James Bamford describes the $2 billion Utah Data Center that is being constructed for the National Security Agency. It’s expected to be up and running in 2013 and will house their database for all forms of communication—emails, cell phone calls, Internet searches, and even bookstore purchases.

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NOVA's "The Spy Factory"

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The National Security Agency, which would prefer to keep a low profile, got a lot of publicity during the Bush Administration. In 2005 the nation learned that as a post-9/11 reflex, President Bush had authorized the NSA to wiretap the phone and email communications of U.S. citizens. A new NOVA documentary, “The Spy Factory,” details how the NSA could have prevented the 9/11 attacks and how it has subsequently violated the privacy of millions of Americans. Joining us to talk about the NSA is journalist James Bamford. He is the writer and co-producer of the NOVA documentary, which is based on his book, The Shadow Factory.

Don't forget to tune into Nova's documentary, The Spy Factory.

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Ultra-Secret NSA

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Find out how the National Security Agency evolved after 9/11, and how it might change again under the incoming Obama administration. James Bamford is author of The Shadow Factory.

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Eavesdropping

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

If the NSA is listening to your phone calls and reading your emails, would you want to know about it?

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