Archive for April 18th, 2012
Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
By James Bamford
Wired Magazine, April 3, 2012
James Bamford was on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’ again this morning via following link:
Following ‘Wired’ article by James Bamford was discussed as well:
The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say):
James Bamford: “The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America”
AMY GOODMAN: So you have these companies, AT&T and Verizon, that are secretly working with the NSA and tapping Americans’ phone lines, and these companies actually outsource the actual tapping to some little-known foreign companies?
JAMES BAMFORD: Yeah. There’s two major — or not major, they’re small companies, but they service the two major telecom companies. This company, Narus, which was founded in Israel and has large Israel connections, does the — basically the tapping of the communications on AT&T. And Verizon chose another company, ironically also founded in Israel and largely controlled by and developed by people in Israel called Verint.