Death By Metadata: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas

Published on Feb 10, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – In the first exposé for their new venture, First Look Media’s digital journal The Intercept, investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald reveal the National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes. The NSA identifies targets based on controversial metadata analysis and cell-phone tracking technologies, an unreliable tactic that has resulted in the deaths of innocent and unidentified people. The United States has reportedly carried out drone strikes without knowing whether the individual in possession of a tracked cell phone or SIM card is in fact the intended target of the strike. Scahill and Greenwald join us to discuss their report and the launch of their media project.

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4 comments on “Death By Metadata: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas

  1. tubularsock says:

    Holy Shit! Now why is Tubularsock not surprised? Would be kind of fun to put a sim card on the American Embassy’s front door ………. just for laughs. Boom, Boom, Boom!

    Thanks for posting MisBW.

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    • Maybe you’re like me and have had your Surprise Nerve totally deadened, numbed or severed?

      My heart isn’t in the BS today and I almost skipped this post but…Scahill. If I have to have shitty news dropped on my head, better it be from a pretty face with a razor-sharp mind than some MSM twitwit. ;-)

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