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Shh! Life in a State of Surveillance


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Photo by Flickr user  Jonathan McIntosh

Photo by Flickr user Jonathan McIntosh

Who’s watching you? Nowadays it seems everyone wants to get their hands on our personal data. From the FBI to the welfare department, to some of the country’s biggest retailers. On this edition, we take a closer look at the world of surveillance.


  • Hasan Elahi, artist and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland
  • Charles Duhigg, New York Times journalist and author of “The Power of Habit”
  • Jodie Berger, public benefits lawyer
  • John Gilliom, Professor of Political Science at Ohio University
  • Kaaryn Gustafson, welfare lawyer and University of Connecticut teacher;

Producer: George Lavender

Contributing Producer: Salima Hamirani

I Spy

When Hasan Elahi was mistakenly placed on a terror watch list, he began doing “self-surveillance”…

Targeted by Target

Charles Duhigg explains how companies learn your secrets

Watching Welfare

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George Lavender spoke to Earth Island Journal’s Adam Federman about government surveillance of environmental organizations and the privatization of the surveillance industry post 9-11.

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