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John Oliver, formerly of The Daily Show, has his own platform now, and he's used it to get an interview with former NSA director Keith Alexander. As usual Alexander minces words and makes it seem like the NSA doesn't collect information on US persons.
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Words are powerful. In the context of civil liberties and state power, two phrases are particularly powerful, with sometimes devastating consequences for mostly black and brown men and boys: ‘suspected terrorist’ and ‘gang member’.
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Surprising no one, Massachusetts police officials have announced broad new surveillance plans in advance of the 2014 Boston Marathon. There has been little public outcry. Cameras, it seems, make some people feel safe. But do they actually make us safe?