Dragnet Nation

Evening Book Talk with Julia Angwin
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In her new book, Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America’s surveillance economy, a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. 
 
In a world where we can be watched in our own homes, where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated, financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself, ranging from quitting Google to carrying a “burner” phone, showing how difficult it is for an average citizen to resist the dragnets’ reach. 
 
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance is a cautionary tale for all of us, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves. New America hosted a discussion of these issues with the author and New America's Kevin Bankston and Lina Khan. 

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Participants

Julia Angwin 
Author, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
 
Kevin Bankston 
Policy Director, New America's Open Technology Institute 
 
Lina Khan
Policy Analyst, New America's Markets, Enterprise and Resiliency Initiative

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

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