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Author Chatterjee, Pratap, author.

Title Verax : the true story of whistleblowers, drone warfare, and mass surveillance / Pratap Chatterjee and Khalil.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction Graphic Novels  327.1273 CHA    AVAILABLE
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Description 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Chiefly illustrations.
Summary We follow Pratap Chatterjee, journalist sleuth, as he dives deep into the world of electronic surveillance and introduces its cast of characters: developers, companies, users, government agencies, whistleblowers, journalists, and, in a leading role, the devices themselves. He explains the complex ways governments follow the movements and interactions of individuals and countries, whether by tracking the players of Angry Birds, deploying "Stingrays" that listen in on phone calls or "deep packet inspection" that mines email, or by weaponizing programs with names like Howlermonkey and Godsurge to attack the infrastructure of states such as Iran and remotely guide the U.S. missiles used in drone killings. He chronicles the complicity of corporations like Apple, Verizon, and Google, and the daring of the journalists and whistleblowers--from Snowden to Julian Assange to the lesser-known NSA Four--who made sure that the world would know. Finally, he gives a prognosis for the future of electronic surveillance, and for the fortunes of those who resist it.
Subject Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Electronic surveillance -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Whistle blowing -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre Graphic novels.
Added Author Khalil, artist.
ISBN 9781627793551 (trade pbk.)
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