George Orwell wrote about a dystopian world in 1984 (1949). The surveillance state in 1948 was nothing compared to the cyber-snooping of the national security agencies in addition to the CIA and NSA: NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) oversees all satellites launched by the U.S. government, NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) oversees mapping and imaging, DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) provides military intelligence (oxymoron?), and the FBI is the granddaddy of them all and like most granddaddies inept with IT (Information Technology). Today, Tom Tomorrow is focused on the NSA (National Security Agency), thanks to the leakage of snooping secrets by Edward Snowden, former NSA contract-employee. If this is a (fair & balanced) cyber-comedy of errors, so be it.
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The Surveillance Society: A Look Back
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)
[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]
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