Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

  • Published on:  4/14/2016
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    The Voice of Kurzgesagt:
    Steve Taylor:


    Terrorist surveillance program:
    Original press release:

    Assessment of potential effect of surveillance measures if implemented before 9/11:
    Interview with FBI director Robert Mueller:

    FBI investigations of immigrants:
    "NSEERS effect" report:

    Quote on aggressive racial profiling:
    Article "Are we safer?" by David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center:

    Extent of NSA surveillance:
    NSA power point slides on collecting buddy lists, obtained by Washington Post:

    NSA slides on prism data collection, obtained by The Guardian:

    NSA results from mass surveillance vs. target surveillance:

    Report from the Presidents NSA Review group 2013 (recommending to stop mass data mining because of lack of results):

    Article from ProPublica:

    Analysis from the New America Foundation:

    Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier

    Surveillance program didn`t stop any major attacks:

    Full video of court hearing with NSA director Keith B. Alexander on surveillance:

    Official report on results of phone surveillance policy:

    Article on debunked claims:

    Official judge ruling on matter points to no evidence:

    Report by the legal affairs and human rights committee of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe:

    Boston marathon bomber was known to FBI:
    Official press release:

    FBI asked Apple for help:
    Official court order:

    Apple`s refusal to crack iPhone:
    Official public statement:

    Objections against FBI demands from cryptographers:
    Brad Smith keynote at the RSA information security conference:
    (especially relevant from minute 7 on)

    Statement by Information Technology Industry Council:

    Amicus briefs supporting Apple:

    FBI changing their story about needing Apple`s help:
    Initial article on Washington Post:

    Initial story on Reutersblog:

    Update on Reuters:

    Article on ACLU about possible work-around:

    Blogpost on another possible workaround:

    NSA can turn on iPhone remotely:

    BBC interview with Edward Snowden:

    Article on Wired:

    Abuse of anti-terrorism laws:
    Proof of Patriot Act laws used for investigating other crimes, especially drugs:

    „Sneak and Peak“ report:

    Enforcement of French anti-terrorism laws:
    Detailed explanation of new powers given by extended laws:

    Original law text (in french):

    Abuse of french anti-terrorism laws:
    Human rights watch reports cases:

    Climate change protesters placed under house arrest:

    Censorship in Hungary, Poland and Spain:

    Jail time for government critics in Turkey:

    Effects of surveillance on our society:
    List of issues of power abuse since 9/11 by American Civil liberties union:

    General overview over the topic:

    Safe and Sorry– Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

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