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Electronic surveillance -- United States

View Resource NOVA: The Spy Factory

The Spy Factory documentary from NOVA examines the role of the National Security Agency "in the failure to stop the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent eavesdropping program that listens in without warrant on millions of American citizens." Visitors can watch the documentary in its entirety online for free. There is also a transcript available for the hour long video for those visitors who prefer to...
View Resource The Big Snoop: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Terrorists

The first thing a visitor sees when arriving at the title page to the Brookings Essay, "The Big Snoop," are six chilling words: "Some data we see about you." Beneath that, the site lists your ip address, hostname, city, region, postal code, the browser you're using, your time on the page, scroll depth, and what operating system you're running on what kind of computer. That's a good introduction to...