Friday, November 1, 2013

Government Surveillance

McCutcheon, Chuck. "Government Surveillance: Is government spying on Americans excessive?" CQ Researcher 30 Aug. 2013: 717-40. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.  How tightly the government should keep tabs on citizens has long been fiercely debated. But concern about surveillance intensified in June after National Security Agency computer specialist Edward Snowden revealed classified details of agency electronic snooping programs. Civil liberties advocates, lawmakers and others also have cited growing unease with other surveillance measures, including the use of unmanned “drone” aircraft and tiny video cameras. Congress, along with state and local governments, is expected to take up a variety of bills this fall to protect privacy and increase transparency about government activities. But the Obama administration maintains that internal safeguards — including a federal civil liberties oversight board created in 2004 — have prevented the federal government from becoming “Big Brother.”From the CQ Researcher. Reprinted with permission from CQ Press.


 su(privacy and ("national security" or "intelligence gathering")) AND (united states) - 900+ articles on the subject of privacy as it relates to national security in the United States.

"Edward Snowden" AND PUB(Washington Post) - 1300+ articles mentioning former NSA contractor turned leaker Snowden, from one of the papers he worked with.


National Security Agency - United States

NSA FIles: Decoded - What the revelations mean for you.  The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Ltd. Web. 1 Nov. 2013  6 part interactive site with documents, graphics, and video interviews with multiple perspectives/viewpoints,

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