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[liberationtech] At Stanford: US Spies - Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, And What to Do About It

J.M. Porup jm at porup.com
Sat Feb 4 17:35:58 PST 2017


On Sat, Feb 04, 2017 at 12:44:05PM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
> From: Stanford Center for Internet & Society <cis at law.stanford.edu>
> 
> The wonderful Jennifer Granick
> 
> AMERICAN SPIES - MODERN SURVEILLANCE, WHY YOU SHOULD CARE, AND WHAT TO DO
> ABOUT IT
> ________________________________
> 
> US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly
> aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal
> and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general
> audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how
> the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding.
> Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J. Edgar Hoover through
> the tragedy of September 11th to the fusion centers and mosque infiltrators
> of today - the book shows that mass surveillance and democracy are
> fundamentally incompatible. Granick shows how surveillance law has fallen
> behind while surveillance technology has given American spies vast new
> powers. She skillfully guides the reader through proposals for reining in
> massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of surveillance reform.

In other words, the US secret police have seized power in a silent coup.

What are the usual remedies in such a situation?

jmp




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