Does the Pentagon (or the Cops) Know What Side of the Bed You Sleep On?

Article/Op-Ed in In the Room with Peter Bergen
July 9, 2024

In Episode 62 of his podcast "In the Room with Peter Bergen," New America Vice President and ASU Professor of Practice Peter Bergen examines the rise of mass surveillance tied to your smart phone.

In the wake of 9/11, a massive surveillance system quietly made its way onto our smartphones. The data of millions of Americans is for sale to the highest bidder — and it’s not always clear who’s buying. Here’s how information about everything, from where you got a drink last night (and maybe even with whom) to where you sleep, might be available for purchase by the national security apparatus — or even your own local police department. And they don’t need a warrant.

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