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Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World

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In light of the recent terrorist threats at U.K and U.S. airports, this book is a timely and provocative read about what governments should and should not be doing to protect us from further terrorist attacks. It is a crucial look at a little-examined aspect of the U.S. -- led "war on terror" -- the move toward the use of mass, globalized surveillance and a “preemptive” mo ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by City Lights Publishers
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* Did you know that your government is watching you?

* That it buys personal data from private contractors and foreign governments?

* That it collects this information to “predict” whether you might be a terrorist?

* That if you are singled out, no one may be able to help you?

The government is spying on us, accessing our email, our bank records, and our cell phone calls. Maureen Webb exposes the shadowy global network of surveillance that is infringing on the privacy and civil rights of people worl
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