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作者 Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri, author
書名 We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America / Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
出版項 Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780198749660 (hbk.)
019874966X
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JC596.2.U5 J44 2017    在架上    30650020069478
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  303.483 J46    在架上    30550100631728
版本 First edition
說明 ix, 290 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-277) and index
This is the story of surveillance in Britain and the United States, from the detective agencies of the late nineteenth century to Wikileaks and CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden in the twenty-first. Written by historian and intelligence expert Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, it is the first full overview of its kind. Delving into the roles of credit agencies, private detectives, and phone-hacking journalists as well as agencies like the FBI and NSA in the USA and GCHQ and MI5 in the UK, Jeffreys-Jones highlights malpractices such as the blacklist and illegal electronic interceptions. He demonstrates that several presidents - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon - conducted various forms of political surveillance, and also how British agencies have been under a constant cloud of suspicion for similar reasons. Continuing with an account of the 1970s' leaks that revealed how the FBI and CIA kept tabs on anti-Vietnam War protestors, he assesses the reform impulse of this era - an impulse that began in America and only gradually spread to Britain. The end of the Cold War further at the end of the 1980s then undermined confidence in the need for state surveillance still further, but it was to return with a vengeance after 9/11. What emerges is a story in which governments habitually abuse their surveillance powers once granted, demonstrating the need for proper controls in this area. But, as Jeffreys-Jones makes clear, this is not simply a story of the Orwellian state. While private sector firms have sometimes acted as a brake on surveillance by the state (particularly in the electronic era), they have also often engaged in dubious surveillance practices of their own. Oversight and regulation, he argues, therefore need to be universal and not simply concentrate on the threat to the individual posed by the agencies of government
1. A Survey of Surveillance -- 2. The Private Eye Invades Our Privacy -- 3. The Blacklist -- 4. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Incipient Surveillance State -- 5. McCarthyism in America -- 6. McCarthyism in Britain -- 7. COINTELPRO and 1960s Surveillance -- 8. An Age of Transparency -- 9. The Intensification of Surveillance Post-9/11 -- 10. Private-Sector Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century -- 11. Snowden -- 12. Policy and Reform in the Obama-Cameron Era
主題 Domestic intelligence -- United States -- History
Domestic intelligence -- Great Britain -- History
Privacy, Right of -- United States -- History
Privacy, Right of -- Greta Britain -- History
Internal security -- United States -- History
Internal security -- Great Britain -- History
Computers -- Access control -- United States
Computers -- Access control -- Great Britain
Wikis (Computer science) -- Access control -- United States
Wikis (Computer science) -- Access control -- Great Britain
Confidential communications -- United States -- History
Confidential communications -- Great Britain -- History
Government information -- United States -- History
Government information -- Great Britain -- History
Electronic surveillance -- United States -- History
Electronic surveillance -- Great Britain -- History
Police patrol -- United States -- Surveillance operations -- History
Police patrol -- Great Britain -- Surveillance operations -- History
Surveillance detection -- United States -- History
Surveillance detection -- Great Britain -- History
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Story of surveillance in Britain and America
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