US Government Expands Domestic Monitoring

Monday, December 20, 2010

A new story in The Washington Post details a vast expansion of the United States' monitoring of its citizens for the purpose of fighting domestic terrorism threats. Reportedly the largest and most technologically sophisticated system of data-gathering in U.S. History, the new apparatus uses techniques developed in wars overseas to scrutinize the activities of Americans. Dana Priest, who helped report the story, which covered several months and used over 1000 documents, joins us now to talk about the new apparatus, which is part of an exploding national security market around the country. 

Guests:

Dana Priest

Comments [2]

Russell

Chilling! So, anyone seen Terry Gilliam's Brazil lately? And whose dystopian vision of the future was closer to the truth? Orwell or Huxley
Is this my country? Where am I?

Dec. 20 2010 11:22 AM

Great now anytime anyone points a camera at anything, your going to get turned in to the government for being suspicious. Now ever crank is going to crawl out of the woodwork to help protect our nation.

Dec. 20 2010 09:46 AM

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