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No-Nonsense Guide to Global Surveillance

By Robin Tudge  

No-Nonsense Guide to Global Surveillance
  • Paperback / softback
  • EPUB

This format can only be purchased within Canada.

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.

  • Paperback / softback, 168 pages
  • ISBN 9781897071700
  • Published April 2011
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781771130530
  • Published April 2011


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

For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.

– Howard Zinn, social activist and author of a A People’s History of America

A splendid new series of pocketable guides to issue politics…rigorously clear.

– EM>The Guardian*, London, U.K.

The No-Nonsense Guides target those topics that a large army of voters cares about, but that politicos evade.

The Independent, London, U.K.

Table of Contents

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

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