Surveillance Society Clock - More

September 4, 2007

The reality is we are fast approaching a genuine surveillance society in the United States - a dark future where our every move, our every transaction, our every communication is recorded, compiled, and stored away, ready to be examined and used against us by the authorities whenever they want. The ACLU has created this Surveillance Clock to symbolize just how close we are to a "midnight" of a genuine surveillance society. But it's not too late - there is still time to save our privacy.

> WHY THE SURVEILLANCE CLOCK?

- Powerful new technologies
- Weakening privacy laws
- The "War on Terror"
- Courts that let privacy rights slip away
•  A president who thinks he can ignore the law
- Big corporations becoming extensions of the surveillance state

> Read Even Bigger, Even Weaker: The Emerging Surveillance Society: Where Are We Now?
    (An Update to the ACLU Report, Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains)

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LEARN MORE
> News: ACLU Sets New "Surveillance Society Clock" At Six Minutes Before Midnight
> Report: The Surveillance-Industrial Complex
> Video: It's Not Just Pizza
> Privacy & Technology at the ACLU
> The Challenge to NSA Spying
> RealNightmare.org

surveillance milestones

CURRENT TIME: 23:55
3/12/2008 - Clock moved to 23:55 after broad domestic NSA spying is revealed
9/17/2007 - Clock created

 

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