Expert: Digital Surveillance Is Felt Even In Vt.

Oct 31, 2013

A national security author says the war on terrorism and the growth of digital technology are combining to increase the reach of government surveillance programs, even in Vermont.

Author William Arkin made the comments Wednesday during a conference on government surveillance hosted by the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in Montpelier.

But Arkin says even the people who are carrying out the surveillance aren't sure how to balance the needs of privacy versus the needs of intelligence gathering, so there is room for members of the public to help put limits on that technology.

The conference follows a report released last month by Vermont ACLU about how many modern day conveniences, such as cellphones, make it possible for people to be tracked.