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Empire: The Brief
The Brief: The Empire of Secrets
With more than 1,300 government surveillance facilities in the US, why are so many government programmes top secret?
20 Aug 2013 15:23 GMT
Empire: The Debate
As revelations of systemic snooping continue to hit the headlines, who is watching the watchers?
In Focus
Features13 Jun 2013 15:39 GMT
News that US intelligence is monitoring foreign communications has observers wondering if UK spies are doing the same.
Features27 Jun 2013 13:43 GMT
Even if the whistleblower is not extradited to stand trial, the US can use several alternative strategies to detain him.
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About this Episode
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?
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