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Privacy.  Guardian newspaper.

Privacy.  New York Times.

Q&A: NSA's Prism Internet Surveillance Scheme.  BBC

Surveillance.  ProPublica

Reports: NSA Has Cracked Much Online Encription.  CNN    

 

For background information, try -  

Big Data and Privacy: Should the Use of Personal Information be Restricted? (2013, October 25).  Online

Civil Liberties and the State: A Documentary and Reference Guide (2011).  Online. 

Drones in Domestic Surveillance Operations: Fourth Amendment Implications and Legislative Responses (2013, April 3). Online

Encyclopedia of Privacy (2007).  Print.

Government Surveillance: Is Government Spying on Americans Excessive?  (2013, August 30).  Online.

NSA Surveillance Leaks: Background and Issues for Congress (2013, July 2). Online

Privacy: An Overview of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping (2012, October 9).  Online.

 

Digging deeper, try-

searching our catalog, URSUS, for books (including ebooks) and government documents (e.g., committee hearings).  Keyword searching on surveillance or privacy will retrieve many results, many of which will be off-topic.  For a different approach, try a Library of Congress Subject Heading Search.  A good subject search to start with is Privacy, Right of.  Another is Elecronic Surveillance.  Here are some suggested titles -

The Limits of Privacy (1999).  Print.

More Essential than Ever: The Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century (2012) - Ebook.

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (2011) - Print.

Privacy (Opposing Viewpoints Series, 2011) - Print

The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance (2008).  Print.

Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment (2007) - Ebook.  Also available in print.

Privacy in Peril (2007) - Ebook.  Also available in print.

Privacy Rights: Moral and Legal Foundations (2010).  Print

Privacy: The Lost Right (2008) - Print.

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America (2008) - Print.

Surveillance or Security?: The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies (2010) - Print.

Understanding Privacy (2008) - Print. 

The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State (2010) - Print.

 

 

For peer-reviewed journal articles, here is a list of suggested databases.

Academic Search Complete

LexisNexis Academic (law review journals) 

PAIS International

Sociological Abstracts

 

Other resources include -

Center for Democracy and Technology

Electronic Privacy Information Center

National Security Agency

Privacy.org

U. S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

U. S. Sentate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

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