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Fear, secrecy and data fuel America's modern surveillance state.

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The internet is on one hand the saving grace of American democracy – it could be a great tool for an informed public. On the other hand, if it becomes an instrument of surveillance, and people engage in self-censorship – then it becomes the enemy of freedom. And the balance has moved in that direction.

Journalist Robert Scheer breaks down the DC/Silicon Valley merger running America’s wired tyranny, and explains why we should worry that we’ve never been so vulnerable to a government that has never been so secretive.

Bob’s newest book is They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.

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Robert Scheer is a journalist and editor-in-chief of Truthdig.

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