Annotated Works Cited: Smile, You’re On Camera :)


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Bailey Cahall, Peter Bergen, David Sterman and Emily Schneider. (Jan. 13, 2016) Do NSA’s

Surveillance Programs Stop Terrorists? New America. January 4, 2017.


This article talks about if the use of government surveillance and how it is useful in the prevention of terrorism. It gives links to sources and is generally reliable as a secondary source with some information from primary sources.


Breslow, Jason M. “FRONTLINE.” PBS. PBS, 1 June 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

CNN. Schneier, Bruce. “Your Life, Under Constant Surveillance”. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Cora Currier, Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer. ProPublica, June 7, 2013. Donate. January 03, 2017.

In this article the authors illustrate the ways in which it has been made easier for the government to monitor its civilians through a series of loosening laws and growing loopholes. This source is useful and accurate because it offers specific dates, times, places, and people which fit into the topic of government surveillance. Additionally, it provides specific information about smaller surveillance-related things that the public was/is not aware of.

“Domestic Surveillance National Data Warehouse.” Domestic Surveillance National Data Warehouse. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Drehle, David Von. “The Surveillance Society |” Time. Time, 01 Aug. 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.

FBI Sharply Increases Use of Patriot Act Provision to Collect US Citizens’ Records.                                       NBCUniversal News Group, 11 June 2013. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

Fred Branfman / AlterNet. “We Live Under a Total Surveillance State in America — Can We Prevent It from Evolving into a Full-Blown Police State?” Alternet. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

In this article Fred Branfman discusses how we could prevent America from becoming a policing state. He asks and discusses questions about the invasion of privacy of Americans and our country became aware of domestic surveillance due to a man named Edward Snowden who is known leaking private documents from the government. Raising suspicion as to who the government is really watching.

Gaist, T. (n.d.). World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved January 13, 2017.

This article talks about the NSA and their connection with various companies allowing them to tap into cell phones. They track phone calls, where they’re coming from and where they are going. This article is relevant because in my narrative, there is a part where a character’s cell phone gets tracked. This source was very helpful for me because it had the exact information I needed.

Gao, George. “What Americans Think about NSA Surveillance, National Security and Privacy.” Pew Research Center. N.p., 29 May 2015. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Greenwald, Glenn, and Ewen MacAskill. “Boundless Informant: The NSA’s Secret Tool to Track Global Surveillance Data.” Glenn Greenwald on Security and Liberty. Guardian News and Media, 11 June 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Greenwald, Glenn, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill. “NSA Shares Raw Intelligence including Americans’ Data with Israel.” Glenn Greenwald on Security and Liberty. Guardian News and Media, 11 Sept. 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.

Greenwald, Glenn. “NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Verizon Customers Daily.” Glenn Greenwald on Security and Liberty. Guardian News and Media, 06 June 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

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“How the NSA’s Domestic Spying Program Works.” Electronic Frontier Foundation. N.p., 09 Aug. 2014. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

January, 2014. Edward Snowden: Leaks that exposed US spy programme. US & Canada. BBC News.

In this article, they’re talking about Edward Snowden, who leaked information about the CIA hacking operations. He informed other countries of the surveillance they were under. He is currently residing in Russia on temporary asylum. He is facing espionage, theft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information, and willful communication of classified communications intelligence charges. This source is helpful because it gives information on the type of spying the CIA does on people. I thought the only type of surveillance was through cameras.

Kadidal, Shayana. “Surveillance After the USA Freedom Act: How Much Has Changed?” The Huffington Post., 17 Dec. 2016. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

This article goes over the changes that have been made after the USA Freedom Act was passed. It goes over the regulations or lack thereof that the act allows. Additionally it is particularly useful because it provides detailed descriptions of the act and the ways in which it affects society as a whole. It comes from a respected news source and although it is not a primary source, there are sources and the information is clear and accurate.

Macaskill, Ewen. (2013) NSA Files: Decoded. The Guardian. January 10, 2017.

Basically various world leaders angry at America for spying on them. Gives timeline of events after Snowden blows whistle on NSA surveillance. NSA tells public to not be concerned, general unease about government surveillance becomes more widespread. This is relevant because it gives the NSA’s response to being called out, something not found in many other sources. The source contains quotes as well as statistics and dates making it valuable and comes from a respected news source making it reliable.

Mears, Bill. “What Is the FISA Court?” CNN. Cable News Network, 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Meyer, Robinson. “All the Ways the Government Can Use Your Phone to Watch You.” Nextgov. The Atlantic, 11 Sept. 2015. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.

Details the ways in which the government has access to information and data from our cell phones. Refers to organizations such as the ACLU which are trying to educate the public about the type of domestic surveillance taken by the government. Links sources and gives references to multiple credible sources.

Nakashima, Ellen. “Pentagon and Intelligence Community Chiefs Have Urged Obama to Remove the Head of the NSA.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 19 Nov. 2016. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

This article goes over the many ways in which the pentagon and various other intelligence agencies urged Obama to fire the head of the NSA. It also details the ways in which the current head, Michael S. Rogers has shown signs of corruption and unreliability. It is credible because much of the article is personal accounts.

“NSA Spying.” Electronic Frontier Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Oregonian/OregonLive, Bryan Denson | The. “FISA: Understanding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FAQ).” N.p., 26 Nov. 2013. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

In this article it gives more information about the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). It talks about who created the act, what it is, why it was created and many more questions one may have about FISA. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was made a law by President Jimmy Carter on October 25th, 1978. It was made so organizations like the CIA and FBI could get permission to keep tabs and surveil people who were suspected of being secret agents to foreign countries.

“Privacy and Surveillance.” American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU, n.d. Web. 17 Jan. 2017.

‘Privacy and Surveillance’ explains the evolution of America into a ‘surveillance state’ and how our government collects excessive data on it’s citizens for questionable uses. This is relevant as is details the ways in which organizations such as the ACLU have fought to keep this from happening. Because much of the article is about the ACLU’s Actions, the source is primary and therefore credible.

Quigley, Bill. “Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us.” Common Dreams. N.p., 9 Apr. 2012. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Outlines some of the many ways the government uses various systems and applications to track people. Gives references to specific sources and is useful in providing numbers and statistics relating to the topic.

Rainie, Lee. “The state of privacy in post-Snowden America.” Pew Research Center. N.p., 21 Sept. 2016. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Rosen, D. (2012, June 6). 6 Government Surveillance Programs Designed to Watch What You Do Online. Retrieved January 04, 2017, from

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Shah, Yagana. “9 Ways You’re Being Spied On Every Day.” The Huffington Post., 03 Apr. 2014. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.

This article educates readers on ways they are monitored by the government while doing everyday things. It explains how the government uses this information in questionable ways and mines data from various internet browsers. It includes links and quotes from primary sources making it credible.

Sulmasy, Glenn. CNN. Cable News Network, 10 June 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Staff, Newsteam. “U.S. Domestic Surveillance.” Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, 18 Dec. 2013. Web. 10 Jan. 2017.

Explains that the government has been wiretapping the cellphones of its citizens without warrants and collecting meta data through internet usage. The article includes quotes from primary sources making it reliable.

Szoldra, P. (2016, September 16). This is everything Edward Snowden revealed in one year of unprecedented top-secret leaks. Retrieved January 10, 2017

This article gives a timeline of all the information Edward Snowden has revealed about the NSA. I plan to use some of this information in my narrative essay. This article was very useful and informative.

T.C. Sottek and Joshua Kopstein on July 17, 2013 01:36 pm 235Comments. “Everything you need to know about PRISM.” The Verge. N.p., 17 July 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Timothy, Lee B. “Here’s Everything We Know about PRISM to Date.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 12 June 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

Explains what the government program PRISM is and how various social media companies have been disclosing private information about their subscribers to the NSA. The source is reliable as it gives much of it’s information through quotes from both people and legislation.

“The Ethics (or Not) of Massive Government Surveillance.The Ethics (or Not) of MassiveGovernment Surveillance. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.

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