American Spies: how we got to mass surveillance without even trying

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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.

Keywords: Computer Science , Privacy , Tech Ethics