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Implications of surveillance

Lisa M. Austin (Toronto): Lawful Illegality: What Snowden Has Taught Us About the Legal Infrastructure of the Surveillance State. Peter Grabosky (ANU): The Vengeful State: Responses by Democratic Governments to Unauthorized Public Disclosure of National Security Information. Alexander J. Kasner (Stanford): National Security Leaks and Constitutional Duty. Margaret B. Kwoka (Denver): Leaking and Legitimacy. Dan Froomkin interviews Scott Horton, author of Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy. Leah McGrath Goodman on David Miranda and the human-rights black hole. The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning: Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars — a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway. Margot E. Kaminski (OSU) and Shane Witnov (UC-Berkeley): The Conforming Effect: First Amendment Implications of Surveillance, Beyond Chilling Speech. Bruce Joshua Miller reviews The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance by Tim Maly and Emily Horne. Aaron Sankin on the unstoppable rise of the global surveillance profiteers. Dana Liebelson on why Facebook, Google, and the NSA want computers that learn like humans: Deep learning could transform artificial intelligence — it could also get pretty creepy. Where are Silicon Valley’s surveillance whistleblowers? Jacob Silverman wonders. Why are there so few whistleblowers? Blame evolution.