Educate yourself about surveillance

In addition to reading daily news reports on technology, business and government developments in this field, here’s a recommended reading list.

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Albrecht, Katherine and Liz McIntyre, Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Purchase and Watch Your Every Move (New York: Plume, 2006).

James Bamford, The Shadow Factory (New York: Anchor Books, 2009).

Raymond J. Batvinis, The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2007).

David Burnham, The Rise of the Computer State (New York: Random House, 1983).

David Cunningham, There’s Something Happening Here: The New Left, the Klan, and FBI Counterintelligence (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).

James Kirkpatrick Davis, Spying on America: The FBI’s Domestic Counterintelligence Program (New York: Praeger 1992).

Frank J. Donner, The Age of Surveillance (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980).

Curt Gentry, J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991).

Eveline Lubbers, Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists (London: Pluto Press, 2012).

Jeffrey Haas, The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2009).

Gary T. Marx, Undercover: Police Surveillance in America (University of California Press 1988).

Alexandra Natapoff, Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice (New York: New York University Press 2009).

Dana Priest and William A. Arkin,“Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control,” July 19, 2010.
projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/articles/a-hidden-world-growing-beyond-control/

Geoffrey Rips, Unamerican Activities: The Campaign Against the Underground Press (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1981).

Jeremy Scahill, “Blackwater’s Black Ops,” The Nation, October 4, 2010. www.thenation.com/article/154739/blackwaters-black-ops

Tim Shorrock, Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008).

Maureen Webb, Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World (San Francisco: City Lights Books 2007).

Tim Weiner, Enemies: A History of the FBI (New York: Random House, 2012).

Ira Winkler, Spies Among Us: How to Stop the Spies, Terrorists, Hackers, and Criminals You Don’t Even Know You Encounter Every Day (Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2005).