James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, discusses the PBS Nova program The Spy Factory, the legality and efficacy of the NSA’s communications monitoring, the massive amounts of permanent archived data that required a new NSA data storage facility in Texas and the Israeli companies involved in intercepting highly sensitive communications for the U.S. government.
MP3 here. (40:56)
James Bamford wrote and produced The Spy Factory aired on the PBS Nova program. It can be viewed online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/spyfactory/ He is the author of Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency, The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization and most recently The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America.