Surveillance, National Security, and Civil Liberties: What We Know and Don’t Know — Podcast June 17, 2013

What Do We Really Know About Government Surveillance Programs? Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson are joined by Bill Timberman to review the significance of Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about the NSA’s surveillance programs. What do we really know about the scope, targeting, and effects of the government’s so-called signals intelligence (SIGINT) operations? Is what we don’t know about them a threat to democracy, as advocates for civil liberties fear? Clarity in such highly politicized matters is hard to come by, but Democratic Perspective believes that the attempt has been worth the effort.

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