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The Resource Spying on democracy : government surveillance, corporate power, and public resistance, Heidi Boghosian ; foreword by Lewis Lapham

Spying on democracy : government surveillance, corporate power, and public resistance, Heidi Boghosian ; foreword by Lewis Lapham

Label
Spying on democracy : government surveillance, corporate power, and public resistance
Title
Spying on democracy
Title remainder
government surveillance, corporate power, and public resistance
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Boghosian ; foreword by Lewis Lapham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Personal information contained in your emails, phone calls, GPS movements and social media is a hot commodity, and corporations are cashing in by mining and selling the data they collect about our private lives. "Spying on Democracy" reveals how the government acquires and uses such information to target those individuals and/or groups it deems threatening"--
  • "Until the watershed leak of top-secret documents by Edward Snowden to the Guardian UK and the Washington Post, most Americans did not realize the extent to which our government is actively acquiring personal information from telecommunications companies and other corporations. As made startlingly clear, the National Security Agency (NSA) has collected information on every phone call Americans have made over the past seven years. In that same time, the NSA and the FBI have gained the ability to access emails, photos, audio and video chats, and additional content from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, YouTube, Skype, Apple, and others, allegedly in order to track foreign targets. In Spying on Democracy, National Lawyers Guild Executive Director Heidi Boghosian documents the disturbing increase in surveillance of ordinary citizens and the danger it poses to our privacy, our civil liberties, and to the future of democracy itself. Boghosian reveals how technology is being used to categorize and monitor people based on their associations, their movements, their purchases, and their perceived political beliefs. She shows how corporations and government intelligence agencies mine data from sources as diverse as surveillance cameras and unmanned drones to iris scans and medical records, while combing websites, email, phone records and social media for resale to third parties, including U.S. intelligence agencies." -- Publisher's description
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Boghosian, Heidi
Dewey number
323.4/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
B555 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Open media series
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  • Liberty
  • Civil rights
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
  • Terrorism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
  • LAW / Civil Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
Label
Spying on democracy : government surveillance, corporate power, and public resistance, Heidi Boghosian ; foreword by Lewis Lapham
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Trafficking imagination in the streets -- A Whopper, a Coke, and an order of spies -- Enemies at home -- Always deceptive, often illegal -- Spying on children -- Green squads -- Listening in on lawyers -- Spying on the press -- The constitutional cost of contracting -- Computers can't commit crimes -- Celestial eyes -- Location, location, location -- Troublemakers bring us to our senses -- Custodians of democracy
Control code
812258405
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780872865990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013020347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812258405
Label
Spying on democracy : government surveillance, corporate power, and public resistance, Heidi Boghosian ; foreword by Lewis Lapham
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Trafficking imagination in the streets -- A Whopper, a Coke, and an order of spies -- Enemies at home -- Always deceptive, often illegal -- Spying on children -- Green squads -- Listening in on lawyers -- Spying on the press -- The constitutional cost of contracting -- Computers can't commit crimes -- Celestial eyes -- Location, location, location -- Troublemakers bring us to our senses -- Custodians of democracy
Control code
812258405
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780872865990
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013020347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812258405

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