Spying, once solely the domain of the KGB, CIA, CSIS, and MI5, has become part of everyday life. Governments routinely trawl our emails, closed-circuit security cameras follow us in malls, office buildings, and on street corners, while databases of our DNA and other personal details become larger all the time.
This No-Nonsense Guide provides a well-researched look into the history of surveillance and how the process is carried out today with the aid of technology and often, lack of express consent.
Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.
This well-written, forceful overview provides an excellent introduction to the history and contemporary issues of the world of surveillance and shows how we are all affected by its exponential growth - whether we want to be or not.
– Privacy International
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– Howard Zinn, social activist and author of a A People’s History of America
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|Foreword||by Gus Hosein|
|Chapter 1||A Day in the Life Big Brother Today|
|Chapter 2||A Brief History of Surveillance|
|Chapter 3||The Death of Privacy|
|Chapter 4||The Dangers of ID Cards|
|Chapter 5||The Technology of Control|
|Chapter 6||Big Brother is Watching--and Making a Fat Profit|
|Chapter 7||The Politics of Fear|
|Chapter 8||Brave New World|