Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.
Government information -- Access control -- United States.
National security -- United States.
Official secrets -- United States -- History.
Snowden, Edward J., 1983-
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Gilmore, Jim, producer, screenwriter.
Kirk Documentary Group, production company.
Kirk, Michael, director, screenwriter, producer.
Lyman, Will, narrator. 1948-
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), film distributor.
Rain Media, Inc., production company.
Smith, Martin (Martin E.), producer, screenwriter.
WGBH Educational Foundation, film distributor.
Wiser, Mike, producer, screenwriter.