- Country: Austria
- Genres: Biography, Documentary, History, Thriller
- Release: 2017-02-03
- Director: Friedrich Moser
- Writers: Friedrich Moser , Friedrich Moser (author)
- Language: English
- Stars: William Binney , Jesselyn Radack , Kirk Wiebe , Diane Roark
- Runtime: 100 min
- Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations.
- AKA: A Good American - Il prezzo della sicurezza (Italy) , Un american foarte patriot (Romania) , A Good American (Austria) , A jó amerikai (Hungary) , A Good American (United Kingdom) , A Good American , Dobri drzavljan (Slovenia) , A Good American (United States of America) , Dobry Amerykanin (Poland)
- Plot: 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. Therefor 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.
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