Hammer Forum

America Under Surveillance

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Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance. From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where she led an investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and won a Gerald Loeb Award. Investigative journalist James Bamford is the author of three books on the NSA, most recently The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret N.S.A. from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America. He spent several days in Moscow with Edward Snowden which he wrote about in Wired.

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