Tag Archives: Michael Hayden

Nobody Cares

Surveillance in the 1970s. Assassin Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) in Wim Wender’s Der Amerikanische Freund (1977) is being watched by numerous surveillance cameras in a metro station in Paris. But nobody seems to care when he shoots his prey. Go to 8:00 … Continue reading

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Collect it All Doesn’t Mean Collect it All, Michael Hayden

Last night’s Munk Debate on “be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defense of our freedoms” did not see drones circling above Toronto, Canada. With one possible exception, no heated fight between Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and former constutional … Continue reading

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Be It Resolved State Surveillance is a Legitimate Defence of Our Freedoms?

Is this still a serious question for a public debate? Next Friday, Glenn Greenwald, blogger at The Intercept, and Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, will debate Alan Dershowitz and former CIA Director Michael Hayden on “The Surveillance State” (which seems to be … Continue reading

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Decades to Come

The appearance of former NSA and CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden on the CBS show Face the Nation on 29 December 2013 has triggered quite a lot of criticism as regards Hayden’s frank lies about whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s two alleged … Continue reading

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