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We know all about you : the story of surveillance in Britain and America

Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 prize-winning 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri.
We know all about you.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016955206
(OCoLC)962330471
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
ISBN: 9780191066542 0191066540
OCLC Number: 973223038
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Story of surveillance in Britain and America
Responsibility: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones.

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