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Category Archives: Surveillance
The Frontline documentary, United States of Secrets, Pt. 1 is one of the most important television programs of the last decade. It is a tale of how Dick Cheney and his lawyer David Addington, remade the surveillance policies of America … Continue reading
From this week’s New Yorker, the amazing Roz Chwast.
USC/Annenberg School has put a new version of my America 3.0:Rebooting After the Crash up on their You Tube Site. Watch it in the High Quality Setting. It will be up on I Tunes U next week as a free download.
The U.S. Government has long maintained a policy that they have the right to stop and search anyone at the border. The Department of Homeland Security is now taking the position that “the border” is the 100-mile wide strip that … Continue reading
As Roger MacNamee points out, the deployment of the 3rd Infantry inside the U.S. on active duty seems to violate one of the founding laws of the Republic–Posse Comititus Act. “The PCA generally prohibits U.S. military personnel from interdicting vehicles, vessels … Continue reading
You will be happy to hear that Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list will hit 1 Million names tomorrow. Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Program, spoke today along with two victims of the watch list: Jim Robinson, … Continue reading
James Bamford is our smartest writer on the NSA. The Puzzle Palace was the first important book on the Agency. His piece in The Atlantic on NSA’s real collection capacity is scary. NSA personnel, the customs inspectors of the information superhighway, have … Continue reading
Readers of this blog know that I have been a supporter of Barack Obama since I first met him at a party David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Speilberg threw in February of 2007 to intoduce Barack and Michelle to … Continue reading