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April 1st, 2014 by: Thomas Jepsen

Reversing the whispering gallery of Dionysius: A short history of electronic surveillance in the U.S.

Introduction – The “whispering-gallery of Dionysius” Recent disclosures about electronic surveillance of U.S. citizens by the National Security Agency have revived American public interest in issues of privacy and Fourth Amendment rights. In her study of the history of surveillance (“The Prism,” The New Yorker, 24 June 2013), Jill Lepore perceptively points out that renewed…

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