Published On: Fri, Mar 24th, 2017

“A Good American”

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Date(s) - 03/24/2017
7:00 pm

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ACME Screening Room

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A GOOD AMERICAN                                   DOCU/BIO

 

Friday, March 24

7 pm

A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on earth, filter it for targets and render results in real-time, while keeping the privacy as demanded by the US constitution. The tool was perfect – except for one thing: it was way too cheap. Therefore NSA leadership, who had fallen into the hands of industry, dumped it – three weeks prior to 9/11. In a secret test-run of the program against the pre-9/11-NSA database in early 2002 the program immediately found the terrorists. This is the story of former Technical director of NSA, Bill Binney, and a program called ThinThread.

Rated NR, 1 hour 40 minutes

Tickets:   $6 Member/ $8 Non-Member

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About the Author

- Born in Brooklyn, raised at the Jersey Shore, lives in New Hope with wife, two kids, and too many rescued animals. Masters in politics from New York University. Former head of communications for MetLife, Vonage, Lincoln Financial. Former reporter for New Hope Gazette. Makes sure the Editorial and Advertising departments are kept separate.

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