Even Bigger, Even Weaker: The Emerging Surveillance Society: Where Are We Now?

September 17, 2007

An Update to the ACLU Report, Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains

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It’s six minutes before midnight as a surveillance society draws near in the United States. With a flood of powerful new technologies that expand the potential for centralized monitoring, a president who believes he can unilaterally sweep aside the laws that restrain government spying, a docile Congress and courts, as well as a cadre of mega-corporations that are willing to become extensions of the sur- veillance state, we confront the possibility of a dark future where our every move, our every transac- tion, our every communication is recorded, compiled, and stored away, ready for access by the author- ities whenever they want.

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