We now know what we have long suspected and feared: that the National Security Agency is collecting the phone call records of all Americans and is also keeping a permanent backup copy of everything that happens on the Internet, ready to be rewound and replayed in the future. Such a massive surveillance apparatus is a threat not only to privacy, but also to liberty. So what hope do we have that such power can be kept in check, and that we don’t succumb to ever greater tyranny? Jerry Brito explains how technology provides the answer.
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