A look at security, surveillance and secrecy, as revelations of systemic snooping continue to hit the headlines. With more than 1,300 government surveillance and monitoring facilities in the United States, Empire looks to understand why so many government programmes are top secret.
Why is secrecy and surveillance becoming such big business? Is a national security state anything new? Technology and the information revolution allows government to cast their net wider than ever before; collecting data, watching, spying and analysing.
But who is watching the watchers?