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The Resource We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

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We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America
Title
We know all about you
Title remainder
the story of surveillance in Britain and America
Statement of responsibility
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Title variation
Story of surveillance in Britain and America
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of surveillance in Britain and the United States, from the detective agencies of the late nineteenth century to Wikileaks and CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden in the twenty-first. Written by historian and intelligence expert Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, it is the first full overview of its kind. Delving into the roles of credit agencies, private detectives, and phone-hacking journalists as well as agencies like the FBI and NSA in the USA and GCHQ and MI5 in the UK, Jeffreys-Jones highlights malpractices such as the blacklist and illegal electronic interceptions. He demonstrates that several presidents - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon - conducted various forms of political surveillance, and also how British agencies have been under a constant cloud of suspicion for similar reasons. Continuing with an account of the 1970s' leaks that revealed how the FBI and CIA kept tabs on anti-Vietnam War protestors, he assesses the reform impulse of this era - an impulse that began in America and only gradually spread to Britain. The end of the Cold War further at the end of the 1980s then undermined confidence in the need for state surveillance still further, but it was to return with a vengeance after 9/11. What emerges is a story in which governments habitually abuse their surveillance powers once granted, demonstrating the need for proper controls in this area. But, as Jeffreys-Jones makes clear, this is not simply a story of the Orwellian state. While private sector firms have sometimes acted as a brake on surveillance by the state (particularly in the electronic era), they have also often engaged in dubious surveillance practices of their own. Oversight and regulation, he argues, therefore need to be universal and not simply concentrate on the threat to the individual posed by the agencies of government
Summary
The story of surveillance in Britain and the United States - from the detective agencies of the late nineteenth century to the era of wikileaks and the Snowden revelations in the twenty-first. The first history of its kind - and a salutary assessment of the dangers of the surveillance society in which we live today
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10566931
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri,
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
JC596.2.U5
LC item number
J44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Domestic intelligence
  • Domestic intelligence
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Internal security
  • Internal security
  • Computers
  • Computers
  • Wikis (Computer science)
  • Wikis (Computer science)
  • Confidential communications
  • Confidential communications
  • Government information
  • Government information
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Police patrol
  • Police patrol
  • Surveillance detection
  • Surveillance detection
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Police patrol
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Social control
  • Surveillance detection
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the story of surveillance in Britain and America
Label
We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • McCarthyism in America
  • 6.
  • McCarthyism in Britain
  • 7.
  • COINTELPRO and 1960s Surveillance
  • 8.
  • An Age of Transparency
  • 9.
  • Intensification of Surveillance Post-9/11
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Private-Sector Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century
  • 11.
  • Snowden
  • 12.
  • Policy and Reform in the Obama-Cameron Era
  • A Survey of Surveillance
  • 2.
  • Private Eye Invades Our Privacy
  • 3.
  • Blacklist
  • 4.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Incipient Surveillance State
Control code
21086409
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9780198749660
Lccn
2016955206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962330471
  • (OCoLC)962330471
Label
We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • McCarthyism in America
  • 6.
  • McCarthyism in Britain
  • 7.
  • COINTELPRO and 1960s Surveillance
  • 8.
  • An Age of Transparency
  • 9.
  • Intensification of Surveillance Post-9/11
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Private-Sector Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century
  • 11.
  • Snowden
  • 12.
  • Policy and Reform in the Obama-Cameron Era
  • A Survey of Surveillance
  • 2.
  • Private Eye Invades Our Privacy
  • 3.
  • Blacklist
  • 4.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Incipient Surveillance State
Control code
21086409
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9780198749660
Lccn
2016955206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn962330471
  • (OCoLC)962330471

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