Engelstalige surveillance lectuur: de oogst van 2009

Een kleine greep uit de engelstalige boeken die in de loop van 2009 verschenen zijn rond privacy en surveillance.

  • Helen Nissenbaum: Privacy in Context. Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford Law Books, 2009)
  • David Lyon: Identifying Citizens. ID Cards as Surveillance (2009)
  • James Bamford: The Shadow Factory. The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America (Random House 2009)
    James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency’s existence in the 1980s. Now Bamford describes the transformation of the NSA since 9/11, as the agency increasingly turns its high-tech ears on the American public. “The Shadow Factory” reconstructs how the NSA missed a chance to thwart the 9/11 hijackers and details how this mistake has led to a heightening of domestic surveillance. In disturbing detail, Bamford describes exactly how every American’s data is being mined and what is being done with it. Any reader who thinks America’s liberties are being protected by Congress will be shocked and appalled at what is revealed here.
    Review bij New York Times
    Interview bij Democracy Now!