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Is spying moral? (article discussion)

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Recent advances in technology have made it easier than ever for governments to keep a close eye on anyone and everyone. On Sunday we'll discuss the current surveillance environment in the US and implications for the future. Hope to see you there for a lively conversation.

Reading:

America's Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future (~28 minute read)

In this article from WIRED Magazine, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses his time in intelligence and his frustrations with its political dimensions. We'll talk about the morality of spying, the role of oversight, and the issue of "transparency." We'll also touch on Edward Snowden's revelations and how we should treat those who leak classified information. Be sure to read the sidebar entitled "The Coming Threats."

Strongly suggested readings:

All the powerful surveillance tools President Trump will have at his disposal (~3 minute read)

The Feds Will Soon Be Able to Legally Hack Almost Anyone (~5 minute read)

How Baltimore Became America's Laboratory for Spy Tech (~6 minute read)


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