James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, discusses the ACLU’s legal challenge against the newly codified warrantless eavesdropping law, the high legal hurdles that shield NSA actions from lawsuits, the dearth of eavesdropping success stories and the rapidly expanding NSA data mining facilities that are reaching epic capacities.
MP3 here. (39:22)
James Bamford is the author of three books about the NSA and a former Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight. His article “The NSA is still listening to you” is on Salon.com.