The Wonderful American World Of Informers and Agents Provocateurs: Close Encounters Of The Lower-Tech KindSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:25
The Wonderful American World Of Informers and Agents Provocateurs: Close Encounters Of The Lower-Tech Kind
Friday, 28 June 2013 10:36
By Todd Gitlin, TomDispatch | News Analysis
Only Martians, by now, are unaware of the phone and online data scooped up by the National Security Agency (though if it turns out that they are aware, the NSA has surely picked up their signals and crunched their metadata). American high-tech surveillance is not, however, the only kind around. There’s also the lower tech, up-close-and-personal kind that involves informers and sometimes government-instigated violence.