privacy

Essay: Disappearing Privacy

Sep 11, 2014
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Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down planes and buildings in New York; Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. In the time since then, laws have been passed, measures have been taken and technology developed in the name of improving our national security.

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In a more innocent time, most of us in the United States assumed that unless we were breaking the law, our communications were private.

Next Act Theatre.

It turns out that the debate between governmental surveillance and individual privacy isn't just dominating our political system and news coverage lately; now it's making its way into theater.

Earlier this week, the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court upheld the U.S. government’s program that allows it to collect all the telephone records it desires from American phone companies.