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  • Originally published 12/19/2016

    Canada approved secret phone-tapping during Cold War

    The surveillance program, codenamed “Picnic,” began as an emergency effort during the Korean War, but federal agencies collaborated with telephone companies in 1954 to continue the wiretaps, says Dennis Molinaro, who teaches history at Ontario’s Trent University.

  • Originally published 03/25/2014

    Invasion of the Data Snatchers

    Catherine Crump and Matthew Harwood

    Big Data and the Internet of Things means the surveillance of everything.

  • Originally published 12/16/2013

    The More Things Change...

    Jim Sleeper

    A blast from the past, as a New York Times letter to the editor from 1970 on surveillance resonates remarkably well today.