HOPE Number Nine (2012): "Keynote Address - William Binney" (DVD)
Friday, July 13, 2012: 2:00 pm (Dennis): William Binney served in the secretive National Security Agency for over 30 years, including a time as director of the NSA's World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group. Based on his experience and background, he estimates that the NSA has put together over 20,000,000,000,000 (20 trillion) "transactions" - phone calls, emails, and other forms of data - from Americans, including potentially almost all of the emails sent and received from most people who live in the United States. By coming forward to expose these abuses and provide evidence to the public and the media, he displays those qualities that so many in the hacker community strive for: courage, standing up to authority, revealing the truth, and honoring the rights of the individual. We're honored to have William Binney as one of our keynote speakers this year.