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They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy
The Real News Network's 7-Part Interview With Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer by Columnist Chris Hedges
Real News Network Senior Editor Paul Jay's 3-Part Interview with Robert Scheer for "Reality Asserts Itself"
Praise the Whistleblower-Privacy, Freedom and the Surveillance StateAUDIO: Robert Scheer: On Civil Liberties, the NSA Is a Latter-Day King George In an appearance on “The Campaign With Ernie Powell,” a radio show concerned with learning how progressives can win political campaigns, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer says the NSA is engaged in the same invasive behavior “that sparked the American Revolution.” VIDEO: Scheer, Binney and Blum on the Patriot Act “They can do anything with your cellphone once they have your SIM card and your key.” Robert Scheer: ‘Disturbing the Government Is an Obligation of Citizenship’ In a discussion with C-SPAN about the spying and civil liberty matters at the heart of his new book, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer says that “the word is not ‘privacy,’ it’s really ‘sovereignty.’ ” NSA Whistleblower William Binney: Seeking Blackmail Power, U.S. Officials Enabled 9/11 The 31-year National Security Agency veteran blew the whistle when he realized technology that he had developed to protect Americans was being used to spy on them. In a wide-ranging, 45-minute discussion, he and Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer discuss who’s responsible for the surveillance program, how authorities’ desire for blackmail power through mass spying was a factor in their failure to stop the 9/11 attacks, and more. VIDEO: William Binney on the NSA: ‘They’re Scrapping Our Constitution’ Find out how the National Security Agency harvests data on you, your family and everyone you know. Robert Scheer Talks Privacy With Scholar Aleecia McDonald The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center hosted Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and scholar Aleecia McDonald in a public conversation about the themes at the center of Scheer’s new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.” Robert Scheer Speaks With Seattle About Privacy and Surveillance The Truthdig editor-in-chief spoke about his new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy,” at a town hall event in Seattle. Robert Scheer: ‘Fear, Secrecy and Data Fuel America’s Modern Surveillance State’ Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer appeared on the radio program “This Is Hell!” on Saturday to discuss his new book, “They Know Everything About You.” Robert Scheer: Liberation and Enslavement in the Same Tool In an excerpt from his new book, Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer describes how leaders in business and government abuse the Internet to deprive people of the privacy that is essential to the creation of a strong, independent self. VIDEO: Robert Scheer on National Security: ‘We Don’t Have Adults Watching the Store’ “To treat this apparatus of the national security state as if it’s on any level acting in a rational sense, other than trying to have an enemy so we can have a big defense industry … is utter nonsense,” the Truthdig editor-in-chief told an audience at a conference on nuclear weapons Sunday. Robert Scheer: On Civil Liberties, Obama’s ‘Probably the Worst President We’ve Had’ Barack Obama “makes George W. Bush and Richard Nixon look good by comparison,” Truthdig’s editor-in-chief told Salon in an interview about his new book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.” Why Are Intelligence Agencies So Unintelligent? Robert Scheer, Leslie Cockburn and Juan Cole discuss how intelligence agencies have failed when it comes to the Middle East, terrorism and other areas. AUDIO: If Ubiquitous Surveillance Doesn’t Stop Terrorism, Why Does the NSA Want to Know Everything? Robert Scheer responds to new revelations about NSA hacks on hard drives and nearly every mobile phone in the U.S. Also, David Blau on the childcare problem.
Robert Scheer's Talk on "They Know Everything About You" on May 5, 2015AUDIO: How Google Met the CIA, Plus Other Scary Stories From ‘They Know Everything About You’ Robert Scheer connects the dots on surveillance, the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership could break the Internet, a Super Bowl commercial embarrasses minimum-wage workers and the Republican candidates for president embarrass themselves.
DANIEL ELLSBERG, author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
“They Know Everything About You is a brilliant book. Robert Scheer, who covered my 1971 trial after I released the Pentagon Papers, has been following privacy and surveillance issues for decades. He is a key voice and his book— cogent, timely, and fascinating—is an indispensable text for our time.”
ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley
“Robert Scheer reminds us that privacy is everything—the protector of our liberty, the guarantor of our personal autonomy, the fountainhead of our democracy—and yet it’s disappearing faster than an electronic blip moving at warp speed from your computer to the NSA. With clarity and precision, Scheer dissects the military-intelligence complex, showing it to be neither very secure nor very intelligent, but, rather, dangerous to us all."
JOHN W. DEAN, bestselling author and former Nixon White House counsel
“The Great American Stickup exposes the ugly truth behind the economic meltdown: the fix is in. Seduced by campaign cash and hordes of lobbyists, political leaders of both parties regularly do Wall Street's bidding--leaving Main Street to fend for itself. Even worse, Scheer shows that the people that nearly drove our economy over the cliff still have their hands on the wheel.”
CHRIS HEDGES, Senior fellow of The Nation Institute and coauthor of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
“Robert Scheer is one of the most important journalists in America. He is not only brilliant, possessed by a fierce and uncompromising integrity, but is a lyrical and often moving writer. All of these talents are on full display in his latest book about the rise of the security and surveillance state and the terrifying dystopia that will be visited upon us all unless our right to privacy is returned to us.”