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How the US government spies on people who protest — including you | Jennifer Granick

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What's stopping the American government from recording your phone calls, reading your emails and monitoring your location? Very little, says surveillance and cybersecurity counsel Jennifer Granick. The government collects all kinds of information about you easily, cheaply and without a warrant — and if you've ever participated in a protest or attended a gun show, you're likely a person of interest. Learn more about your rights, your risks and how to protect yourself in the golden age of surveillance.

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25 Comments on How the US government spies on people who protest — including you | Jennifer Granick

  1. Activism is NOT TERRORISM.

  2. Including me?! B-but… I dont live in the US?
    Can’t believe US would dedicate resources to spy a useless slav that spends whole day lazing around and masturbating, talk about resource mismanagement.

  3. I’ve just ‘Liked’ this video and also written this comment. Some government agency or other now has this information. The thing is … what are they going to do with these supposedly innocuous facts? I’m glad I don’t live somewhere like Russia or China … or U.S. ?????

  4. First off. There are no African Americans. There are only Americans or not Americans. That’s the base of racism

    • “African American” is a type of person just like a women is a type of person or a ginger is a type of person or an asian is a type of person or someone who owns a car is a type of person etc… Its not a problem to use it.

  5. You can not fix the government. You should abolish it completely.

  6. Just say its tedX so we can skip it

  7. Everyone watching this video is now getting targeted LUL

  8. NickelCityPixels // 15th September 2017 at 3:26 pm // Reply

    It gets worse. The US is implementing a Chinese “Sesame Credits”-like system by using big tech (like youtube) as proxies to shadowban users. Sesame Credits:

  9. Cribble Crabble // 15th September 2017 at 4:23 pm // Reply

    The title can also be: How the US government spies on people

  10. People are either too naive or don’t really understand how big data can be used and who’s involved in collecting the most valuable information. Hint: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Amazon, eBay, Netflix, Equifax, and so on. The US government is an amateur compared to many of them. And let’s not forget Russia, China and half of Europe either. Also this concerns us, non-USA citizens more, we don’t even have that much legal protection as you in the USA do.
    So “we can reform the way things are”. How exactly?
    – Use encryption. Sure, but until at least one person/computer you communicate with doesn’t use it, it doesn’t work. Not just not reliably, at all. Also it can be banned for civilian usage or made useless by other legal requirements (like requiring you to identify yourself with an official ID before you can access certain sites). Some countries have already done it and it’s just a matter of time before everybody follows suit.
    – Surveillance reform. Who’s in charge of making and enforcing the rules again? The same people who benefit the most from surveillance.
    – Transparency. Nice idea, but that’s not possible to its full extent until state secrets, national security and encryption among many things exist, but those are essential not just for our governments but for us, too.
    Downplaying the seriousness of this issue won’t help.

  11. Fear not the systems in place but fear the systems that don’t change for the betterment of future generations in being peace of mind from an all seeing eye.

  12. This is not news.

  13. the goverment was already spying you in the cold war so why did you just notice it?

  14. noviceprepper53 // 15th September 2017 at 8:46 pm // Reply

    I would work with her group. I don’t know what good it will do (agencies won’t be surrendering their power), but I’d work with her group to try and effect change.


  16. Shawn Ravenfire // 17th September 2017 at 9:44 pm // Reply

    I used to be paranoid. Now the only thing that’s changed is I know I was right.

  17. They compile information to create a profile on all of us. They know who you are, what you are in to everything.

  18. This video is cancer. blm is a disgusting, hateful ideology! Islam IS a problem. The “women’s march” is beyond pitiful. Foolish woman.


  20. This kind of leftist propaganda is why Trump is gonna win in 2020 too

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