Überwachung in den USA – „We don’t live in a free country“

Democracy Now, tägliche einstündige unabhängige Nachrichtensendung in den USA, hat sich gestern ausführlich mit Überwachung durch US-Behörden befasst.

Teil 1: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance

In his first television interview since he resigned from the National Security Agency over its domestic surveillance program, William Binney discusses the NSA’s massive power to spy on Americans and why the FBI raided his home after he became a whistleblower.

Teil 2: Detained in the U.S.: Filmmaker Laura Poitras Held, Questioned Some 40 Times at U.S. Airports

The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras discusses how she has been repeatedly detained and questioned by federal agents whenever she enters the United States. Poitras said the interrogations began after she began working on her documentary, „My Country, My Country,“ about post-invasion Iraq.

Teil 3: „We Don’t Live in a Free Country“: Jacob Appelbaum on Being Target of Widespread Gov’t Surveillance

We speak with Jacob Appelbaum, a computer researcher who has faced a stream of interrogations and electronic surveillance since he volunteered with the whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks.

Teil 4: Whistleblower: The NSA is Lying–U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails

National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush.

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  1. Two british citizens were „Banned From Entering US After Twitter Joke About ‚Destroying America‘
    (article link at the end of the comment)

    weeks before going to the USA they exchanged tweets about the USA trip, talking in typical british slang, using ‚destroy‘ as synonim of ‚party‘.
    Nothing strange, but when they arrived in the US the border DHS people cuffed them, and detained them for 12 hr.
    the day after they were sent back to the UK.
    Explanations? The DHS folks says „you really f***ed this up, boy“ the alarm was triggered by a tweet the USA secret services intercepted weeks ago.
    Since when does the USA government have the right to spy on european citizens communications?
    Also it happened via twitter.
    I imagine what a mess with facebook users (Facebook, i think, is the biggest enemy of the privacy)..
    The link to the article:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/30/leigh-van-bryan-and-emily-bunting-banned-from-entering-us-after-twitter-joke-about-destroying-america_n_1241104.html

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