By Elliot D. Cohen
An international process of mass, warrantless, executive surveillance now imperils privateness and different civil liberties necessary to maintaining the loose world. This undertaking to unilaterally, absolutely keep watch over details movement is a made from complicated, ongoing interaction among technological, political, criminal, company, financial, and social elements, together with study and improvement of complicated, electronic applied sciences; an unremitting “war on terror”; secure surveillance legislation; govt alliances with info expertise businesses; mass media manipulation; and company globalism. This ebook info those and different components contributing to this degenerative pattern; specifies thoughts for optimistic switch; and gives a platform for grassroots efforts to forestall the decline ahead of it really is too late.
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Indeed, if the Founding Fathers trusted that government would act in “good faith,” they never would have put in place a judiciary and a legislative branch to constrain the Executive Branch. Nor would they have looked to the press as a “Fourth Estate,” which added a fourth and vital layer of checks against government abuse of power. Thus enter media organizations such as the New York Times, which are entrusted with the awesome power of reporting the news in order to guard against abuses of power.
8 But what about interception of domestic phone calls and e-mail, never mind international ones? And what about mass trolling and data mining of all American citizens’ electronic communications, never mind just those “suspected of being spies or terrorists”? The Times did not even broach the claims of Tice, Klein, or any other whistleblower (there were others). Nor did it mention that the redacted name of the telecom company was that of Qwest. Mention of Qwest in connection with the Court ruling would have added substance to the story; but this would have been the tip of a glacier.
According to DARPA, to perform its function, this integrated TIA system had to have three core elements: (1) architectures for creating a vast database; (2) new and innovative methods for populating this database; and (3) new means for analyzing 24 MASS SURVEILLANCE AND STATE CONTROL and correlating information in the database in order to derive actionable intelligence. In fact, such a functionally integrated TIA system was deployed by the NSA to spy on the telephone and e-mail conversations and Internet activities of millions of Americans.
Mass Surveillance and State Control: The Total Information Awareness Project by Elliot D. Cohen