The most enormous issue posed by the modern media landscape is the industry’s incredible concentration, which allows a handful of private platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google – to dominate media distribution.
The U.S. borderlands have become laboratories for new systems of enforcement and control.
An identification — whether accurate or not — could cost people their freedom or even their lives.
Congress voted in 2002 to make ICE a national police force with Gestapolike powers. Corrupt law and corrupt politics have produced corrupt results.
The greatest tyranny yet would be the merging of corporate monopoly and governmental power to create the most invasive surveillance state in history.
Why “Media Monitoring” and Why Now?
And this gets to the central crux of your question, which is: can any president oppose this? The answer is certainly.
Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.
“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.
The former government official noted that raw voice data could be stored with private companies and accessed by the NSA through secret agreements…
It wasn’t just Republicans, Democrats also voted to shut down debate on Trump administration’s surveillance powers
Restriction aside, critics have said the bill does more harm than good because it codifies a legally questionable practice into law.
[Snowden] illustrates how the innards of every phone can act as pathways through which institutions can track your every move.
… the truth is that Comey is the enemy of whistleblowers, or at least of national security whistleblowers.
Surveillance Reports Paint Protesters as Desperate and Deviant