The age of global transparency is upon us. Whether you’re using mobile wiretaps, drones, or satellites, surveillance has become cheap and ubiquitous. And governments aren’t the only ones doing it. These days, almost anyone can peek into the lives of the world’s rich and powerful—and expose sensitive information, using new-fangled technologies or old-fashioned methods like leaks to the press.
In this episode of Foreign Affairs Unedited, we’re taking a closer look at what the end of secrecy really means for governments, politicians, and everyday people.
Guest-hosted by Deputy Web Editor Brian O’Connor and featuring guests Colonel Sean Larkin, Henry Farrell, and Thorgils Jonsson.
This podcast has been edited and condensed. A rush transcript isavailable at ForeignAffairs.com.