Techdirt Podcast Episode 120: The Surveillance State: Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and author of the new book American Spies joins Techdirt for an in-depth discussion about the surveillance state today. Shortly after we recorded this podcast, the NSA made major changes to one of its surveillance programs, so make sure you listen to the end!
“Spying is thriving” because little is understood about how pervasive it is.
So writes Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at Stanford Law School, in her new book, American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It. Modern technology makes spying easy, modern business models encourage trading personal information for cool features, and federal agencies have broad approval—and little resistance—to collect nearly as much information on people as possible.
American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What To Do About It Q&A with Jennifer Stisa Granick by Stanford’s Sharon Driscoll