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Lawrence Lessig explains why political transparency, while necessary, is not enough to fix America’s government, in this unedited, extended interview.
While promoting his book, Republic, Lost, Lessig discusses how certain bills are paid more attention to than others. The fact is that money buy attention and access. It’s not about what’s best for American citizens. It about what’s best for filling the re-election coffers.
The Wall Street Journal has obtained over 200 documents that details how the US government obtains its surveillance tools.
The techniques described in the trove of 200-plus marketing documents, spanning 36 companies, include hacking tools that enable governments to break into people’s computers and cellphones, and “massive intercept” gear that can gather all Internet communications in a country. The papers were obtained from attendees of a secretive surveillance conference held near Washington, D.C., last month.