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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (165 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Radden Keefe Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Chatter, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates the international eavesdropping alliance known as Echelon, sorting facts from conspiracy theories to determine just how much privacy Americans unknowingly sacrifice in the name of greater security. Keefe’s riveting investigation moves from a secret listening station in England’s Yorkshire moors to the intelligence bureaucracies of Washington and London; from an abandoned National Security Agency base hidden in the mountains of North Carolina to the European Parliament in Brussels.

Along the way Keefe meets intelligence eavesdroppers who listen in on other people’s private conversations, protestors who believe that systems like Echelon will end privacy as we know it, former senators who feel American intelligence operates without any effective legislative oversight, and the journalists who brought Echelon to light. As the struggle between national security and civil liberties becomes ever more pronounced against a backdrop of global terrorism, Chatter is sure to fire debate.                            

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark | 8/22/2013

    " Do you believe your government listens in on you? Well a lot more than you may think. Illegal? yes but the NSA and it's partners do it as a matter of course. All your e-mails all of your phone calls, your faxes, and your text messages. A wake up call written clearly and objectively. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 4/16/2013

    " Holy crap reading that was prescient right before the NSA domestic spying scandal. Really interesting stuff, not especially detailed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg Stoll | 12/12/2012

    " Interesting and balanced overview of SIGINT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gary | 8/15/2012

    " Good companion to Bamford's Body of Secrets. "

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