by Ansel Herz
on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill launched The Intercept, their new digital magazine backed by billionaire Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar, last night with another story that's sure to rile the government's military and intelligence spooks. Here's the lede:
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 – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people.
What this amounts to, Scahill explains in an interview with Democracy Now! this morning, is "death by metadata." Watch the whole thing.