The Security State

Post 9/11 America has increasingly become a security state. Spying on the population is now commonplace. Local police forces have been militarized. Borders, points of entry, especially airports, and border regions have become the scene of long lines with questionable outcomes.


Posts about the Security State

Revisiting MetaData – Your Life Made Visible
November 17, 2016

In the current moment much of the concern about privacy online and otherwise has been overwhelmed by Trump, inequality, racism…

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Joe, My friend got back to me. Her contact left the Review five years ago. Sorry. Mark
No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald – book review
June 1, 2014

We are within days of the anniversary of the first revelations from Edward Snowden’s archive of NSA documents. The drum…

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James_R._Clapper_Director of National Intelligence
NSA Vacuuming, Meta Data, Mistaken Misleading Metaphors
June 17, 2013

NSA’s gathering of Meta Data Compared to Corporate Use of Information In the current discussions of the government’s wholesale seizure…

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LAURA POITRAS credit: Ruby Washington/New York Times photographer - borrowed w/o permission
Dangers of the US Security State
June 16, 2013

There are those, in response to the recent revelations of the US government vacuum cleaning our lives through the NSA…

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NSA is listening to everthing
US Vacuum Cleaning Our Privacy – the bigger story
June 8, 2013

There has rightfully been considerable outrage over this week’s revelations that the Federal government has been sucking up information on…

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Naomi Wolf’s The End of America – the movie
May 27, 2011

The End of America – a film by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern Here is a summary ((from the endofamericamovie.com…

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Secret Sentry by Mathew Aid
Yottabytes and the National Security State
October 17, 2009

The current New York Review of Books has an article by James Bamford, “Who’s in Big Brother’s Database” that reviews…

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A New Thought on Terrorism
December 6, 2008

An article in today’s NYTimes about cyber crime, malware, etc. suggests to me that another line of attack may be…

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A New Thought on Terrorism
December 6, 2008

An article in today’s NYTimes about cyber crime, malware, etc. suggests to me that another line of attack may be…

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