By Jennifer Stisa Granick

ISBN-10: 1107103231

ISBN-13: 9781107103238

ISBN-10: 1107501857

ISBN-13: 9781107501850

US intelligence organizations - the eponymous American spies - are tremendously competitive, pushing and infrequently bursting during the technological, criminal and political obstacles of lawful surveillance. Written for a basic viewers by way of a surveillance legislations specialist, this ebook educates readers approximately how the truth of contemporary surveillance differs from renowned figuring out. Weaving the background of yankee surveillance - from J. Edgar Hoover during the tragedy of September eleventh to the fusion facilities and mosque infiltrators of this present day - the ebook exhibits that mass surveillance and democracy are essentially incompatible. Granick exhibits how surveillance legislations has fallen at the back of whereas surveillance expertise has given American spies giant new powers. She skillfully courses the reader via proposals for reining in huge surveillance with the final word target of surveillance reform.

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