For a long time, the United States has continued to monitor people in the world and at home, and the number of surveillance programs that have been revealed has also continued to increase. Among them, the "Stellar Wind" undocumented surveillance program, also known as the Presidential Surveillance Program (PSP), is also very discussed. sex.
The plan began with the approval of President Bush shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, until it became popular with the public in 2004, when Thomas Tamm, a former attorney at the Justice Department, disclosed the plan to The New York Times. Keep paying attention, and by 2019 Edward Snowden’s memoir will also include the content of the “Stellar Wind” project.
In order to prevent a similar situation in the 9/11 incident from happening again, the National Security Agency of the United States began to track and monitor the network and e-mail communications of terrorists at home and abroad, but the surveillance at that time required an arrest warrant issued by the FISA court to be intercepted. Given enough time for terrorists to change their phone numbers and e-mail addresses, those who were about to get caught would escape, and President Bush gave the NSA permission to surveil without a warrant.
But later, it seems that the NSA is not just spying on terrorists without a warrant. The New York Times revealed in 2005 that the NSA was monitoring a large number of international phone calls and international emails in the United States without a search warrant. Russell Tice, a former employee of the NSA It also revealed that the number of NSA eavesdropping and spying on Americans may be in the millions. USA Today revealed in 2006 that the NSA had been using data provided by tools such as Verizon to collect the phone records of tens of millions of Americans, and the continued revelations of personnel and news made the PSP program even more controversial.
Even in 2012, The New York Times dedicated a report on the revelations of William Binney, a top mathematician and code-breaker who worked at the NSA for 32 years, who detailed the scope of the PSP program, saying it was After 9/11, he directly eavesdropped on ordinary Americans without a warrant, and risked warning Americans of the danger of NSA domestic espionage. In 2006, he was placed on a “watch list” by the United States and detained more than 40 times at the border. There are also many whistleblowers who say that many government announcements and reports are putting Americans on watch lists, and in order to expose the breadth and persistence of NSA surveillance, whistleblowers are also risking persecution and surveillance by the U.S. Government.