A noteworthy Reddit AMA: "I am James Bamford, one of the journalists investigating the NSA"

Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Administration. Illustration for WIRED by Mark Weaver

Journalist James Bamford did a Reddit AMA today.

He's been covering the NSA's hijinx for three decades, and has written a number of books and magazine articles about the agency. He's also the author of a WIRED cover story about new NSA chief Keith Alexander, which we blogged here.

"Spying on people's phone calls, emails, web searches, and social media streams is just one element of Alexander's job," says Bamford on Reddit. "It goes so much deeper."