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Activity overview:


Terrorist surveillance program:
Original press release:

Assessment of potential effect of surveillance measures if implemented before 9/11:
Interview with FBI director Robert Mueller:

FBI investigations of immigrants:
"NSEERS effect" report:

Quote on aggressive racial profiling:
Article "Are we safer?" by David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center:

Extent of NSA surveillance:
NSA power point slides on collecting buddy lists, obtained by Washington Post:

NSA slides on prism data collection, obtained by The Guardian:

NSA results from mass surveillance vs. target surveillance:

Report from the Presidents NSA Review group 2013 (recommending to stop mass data mining because of lack of results):

Article from ProPublica:

Analysis from the New America Foundation:

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier

Surveillance program didn`t stop any major attacks:

Full video of court hearing with NSA director Keith B. Alexander on surveillance:

Official report on results of phone surveillance policy:

Article on debunked claims:

Official judge ruling on matter points to no evidence:

Report by the legal affairs and human rights committee of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe:

Boston marathon bomber was known to FBI:
Official press release:

FBI asked Apple for help:
Official court order:

Apple`s refusal to crack iPhone:
Official public statement:

Objections against FBI demands from cryptographers:
Brad Smith keynote at the RSA information security conference:
(especially relevant from minute 7 on)

Statement by Information Technology Industry Council:

Amicus briefs supporting Apple:

FBI changing their story about needing Apple`s help:
Initial article on Washington Post:

Initial story on Reutersblog:

Update on Reuters:

Article on ACLU about possible work-around:

Blogpost on another possible workaround:

NSA can turn on iPhone remotely:

BBC interview with Edward Snowden:

Article on Wired:

Abuse of anti-terrorism laws:
Proof of Patriot Act laws used for investigating other crimes, especially drugs:

„Sneak and Peak“ report:

Enforcement of French anti-terrorism laws:
Detailed explanation of new powers given by extended laws:

Original law text (in french):

Abuse of french anti-terrorism laws:
Human rights watch reports cases:

Climate change protesters placed under house arrest:

Censorship in Hungary, Poland and Spain:

Jail time for government critics in Turkey:

Effects of surveillance on our society:
List of issues of power abuse since 9/11 by American Civil liberties union:

General overview over the topic:

Safe and Sorry– Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

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