privacy

Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Essay: Disappearing Privacy

Essayist and Lake Effect contributor Steven Brandl comments on the relationship between fading privacy and crime prevention.
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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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Politics & Government
5:41 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Is Big Brother the Government or Private Companies? Analyst Says Both

American actor Edmund O'Brien is pictured in a scene from the film "1984", based on the book by George Orwell (Stepney, London, England. 1955).
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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.

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Arts & Culture
5:55 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Surveillance, Privacy Debate Gets Spotlight in Next Act's Season Opener

"Perfect Mendacity" explores the limits we put on personal privacy.
Credit 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.

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Politics & Government
5:14 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

ACLU Rep: 'False Dichotomy' Exists Between National Security, Privacy Rights

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.

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