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‘Eyes in the Sky’: The Scary Realities of Wide Area Surveillance

‘Eyes in the Sky’: The Scary Realities of Wide Area Surveillance

“Someday most major developed cities in the world will live under the unblinking gaze of some form of wide-area surveillance,” writes Arthur Holland Michel in Eyes in the Sky, a startling, disturbing, and deeply reported account of the powerful new technologies that promise safety and imperil privacy on an unprecedented scale. Imagine an aerial video...

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Apple, VW, Nike and Other Western Brands Benefit from China’s Forced Labor Camps

Apple, VW, Nike and Other Western Brands Benefit from China’s Forced Labor Camps

In a new report, “Uyghurs for Sale,” the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) documents how the mass transfer of Uighur and other ethnic minorities from region of Xinjiang to factories across the country benefits Western business. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of...

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$100 Million NSA Program Produced Exactly Two Unique Leads 

$100 Million NSA Program Produced Exactly Two Unique Leads 

Mass surveillance, whether you approve of it morally, is not practical. It does not enhance the safety of the American people. The results are in: only twice during that four-year period did the program generate unique information that the F.B.I. did not already possess, said the study, which was produced by the Privacy and Civil...

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Mass Surveillance Program Ended By Trump Uncovered Exactly One Case of Terrorism

Mass Surveillance Program Ended By Trump Uncovered Exactly One Case of Terrorism

The mass surveillance program, launched by President Bush, defended by President Obama, and now reportedly discontinued by President Trump, was spectacularly unsuccessful at achieving its stated goal of making Americans safer. Susan Landau, a professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, explains: While initial statements by the intelligence community brought up 54 incidents in...

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