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The Antennas of Pine Gap

A report by Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson, and Richard Tanter, ‘The Antennas of Pine Gap’, NAPSNet Special Report, was published on 22 February 2016. Download the report here: The Antennas of Pine Gap Some photos in the report taken by me on 23 January 2016 are available

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Surveillance and Ethnography: Researching Surveillance as Everyday Life

Ethnographies of surveillance is interested in both the production of surveillance through organizational practices and the performance of legal governance or politics, as well as the everyday social interactions of actors with each other.

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The NSA and Me

Various pieces by and with James Bamford

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No Place to Hide

The NSA employs 30,000 people but also engages 60,000 contractors.  A full 70% of the US Intelligence budget is spent by the private sector through about 80 corporations.  

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Venona in Australia and its long-term ramifications 

1996 Australia Venona papers released by the NSA

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Intelligence Elsewhere

An agenda for the comparative study of intelligence: Yet another missing dimension

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Networks and Resistance: Investigating Online advocacy networks as a modality for resisting state surveillance

An effective enactment of information politics will be an essential construitive element of a meta-surveillance network

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Is Resistance Futile?

Framing resistance challenges assumptions that opposition to surveillance is nearly always framed through a traditional civil liberties lens.

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Technophilic Hubris and Espionage Styles during the Cold War

The East bloc won the spy wars but lost the Cold War

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The End of Secrecy

After all, what did the Cold War teach us, if not the fundamental instability of closed regimes?

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