SpyingonDemocracy.com exists to demystify the mass surveillance state and to help you safeguard your privacy.
I am a New York attorney, activist and radio host who wrote Spying on Democracy, a book on corporate and government spying, just before Edward Snowden's revelations became public.
I hope you will take active steps to counter the increasingly intrusive corporate and government control over our information. Whether you support some of the organizations listed under “Take Action” on this site, or read up on how others are working to stave off the cyber-surveillance state, change begins by envisioning a more just society together.
“Everyone of us is under the omniscient magnifying glass of the government and corporate spies... How do we respond to this smog of surveillance?
Start by reading “Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance” by Heidi Boghosian”
Attracted to the convenience of information technology, few discern how opening a window into personal transactions shapes a culture of conformity and normalizes corporate/government intelligence gathering.
When armed with facts, and when unafraid to speak out against government and corporate authorities, individuals and organizations have resisted and reversed policies and practices that infringe on civil liberties, freedom, and democracy.
Until the watershed leak of top-secret documents by Edward Snowden to the "Guardian UK" and the "Washington Post," most Americans did not realize the extent to which our government is actively acquiring personal information from telecommunications companies and other corporations.
Heidi Boghosian is the Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive Bar Association established in 1937. She co-hosts the weekly civil liberties radio program, "Law and Disorder," which airs on Pacifica's WBAI in New York and on over 50 national affiliate stations around the country.