The Machine Never Blinks: A Graphic History of Spying and Surveillance
by Ivan Greenberg Author, Everett Patterson Illustrator, Joseph Canlas Illustrator and Ralph Nader Contributor
You're not paranoid; of course you're being watched. Watched with ever-increasing, near-constant surveillance, sometimes consensually (your smart speakers), often not. Watched by government at all levels, corporations both malignant and benign, even by your doctor. This graphic novel (a mix of comics and illustrated text) covers privacy issues and spying from the Trojan War to Watergate then the exponential acceleration of monitoring in modern times: the 'Patriot' Act, Biometrics, Edward Snowden, the latest technology in your pocket. As I type this, the FBI and DHS/ICE police are videotaping peaceful demonstrations and using AI to create a database of 'potential' troublemakers. The Machine Never Blinks is a compelling wake-up call on the assault on individual rights, dignity, privacy and yes, democracy. Once you've finished the book, go back and reread the Foreword by Ralph Nader and take the actions that you see fit.
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