The Civil War Stealing electricity Worries about privacy Wiretapping the bookies Wiretapping the markets : stocks, commodities and bucket shops Wiretapping other businesses Wiretapping labor Wiretapping : other crimes and personal use Wiretapping : politics, laws, and police Dictograph : the first bug.
"Americans have come to realize that many of us may be under surveillance at any time. It all started 150 years ago on the battlefields of the Civil War, where each side tapped the other's telegraph lines. In 1895 the NYPD began to tap telephone lines. In 1910 the dictograph arrived, making electronic surveillance easier still"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index.
KF9670 .S44 2014
9780786496242 softcover alkaline paper 078649624X softcover alkaline paper 9781476617404 (ebook)