Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
P. J. Tobia
P. J. Tobia
Leave your feedback
The multi-billion dollar private surveillance industry does some of the U.S. government’s most critical electronic snooping. From “deep packet inspection” — that includes tracking and filtering emails — to phone taps, private contractors play a key role for law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Besides the U.S. government, some of these companies count the world’s worst human rights violators as clients, according to privacy advocates.
This week on Shortwave, we speak with James Bamford, a writer and documentary film producer who specializes in stories about mass surveillance.
P.J. Tobia is a Foreign Affairs Producer at PBS NewsHour, covering the Middle East and North Africa. He is also the host and producer of the foreign affairs podcast "Shortwave." Prior to this Tobia spent two years in Afghanistan covering Afghan politics, life and the U.S.-led war.
Support Provided By:
Additional Support Provided By: