American Spies: how we got to mass surveillance without even trying
Source: Cyrus Farivar
Affiliation: Ars Technica
This article is a book review of American Spies by Jennifer Stisa Granick. It describes the legal complications surrounding Internet privacy in the United States, especially as a result of the USA PATRIOT Act. The book also discusses how collecting as much data as possible for law enforcement is counter-productive. The book concludes with a discussion of possible policy recommendations and the challenges of enacting such policy changes.