America’s Surveillance State, Part 4: The Surveillance Industrial Complex

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PressTV Documentaries on Oct 26, 2014

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We live in the United States of Surveillance — with cameras increasingly positioned on street corners and with much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone who is paying attention knows that privacy could be out the window. All of this is not happening by accident -well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.

To many in the world, today, the face of America also has A BIG NOSE for sniffing and sifting mountains of data—phone calls, emails and texts. And with many mouths silenced by paranoia to keep what they decide is secret, secret. America has become a Surveillance-Industrial State where everyone’s business has become its business, and where one huge US intelligence Agency has been given the sanction and unlimited amounts of money to spy on the whole world.

Mass Surveillance is the focus of this new 6 part investigative documentary series examining who is watching whom and why.

see

America’s Surveillance State, Part 1: The Surveillance Machine

America’s Surveillance State, Part 2: Inside The NSA: How Do They Spy?

America’s Surveillance State, Part 3: The Press Versus The NSA

America’s Surveillance State, Part 5: Insider Threats

America’s Surveillance State, Part 6: The Future

Corporations Spy on Nonprofits with Impunity by Ralph Nader

Julian Assange: Google has Revolving Doors with State Department

Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails: A Massive Surveillance State

James Bamford: Inside the NSA’s Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center + Thomas Drake Prevails in Unprecedented Obama Admin Crackdown (repost)

14 thoughts on “America’s Surveillance State, Part 4: The Surveillance Industrial Complex

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  10. It’s my strong impression that the primary purpose of this constant ubiquitous surveillance is to terrorize the American people into compliance – not to collect information.

    Despite their vast budget, workforce and computer network, even the NSA doesn’t have the capacity to make sense of more than a small fraction of the data they collect.

    • Thanks, Stuart. Yes, I believe at least one of the reasons is intimidation by the government to its people. It’s happening all over the world. The UK has CCTV cameras literally everywhere. The people know that they are being watched. With the data collection, less people are aware of how deep it goes, although more and more people are being informed via this series, other videos and articles, etc.

    • Thanks again, jtremaine. It really is quite comprehensive. While watching this series, I thought that it would be good ones to send to people not as familiar with the range of domestic spying as maybe most of the readers of Dandelion Salad. They could watch each part and let it digest before moving on to the following parts.

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