"If you want to understand the stakes and the landscape of surveillance in your life—yes, yours right now—We See It All is an outstanding place to start. Fasman walks his readers through a meticulously balanced review of how police, corporations, local businesses, governments, and ordinary people conspire to exchange real privacy for the feeling of safety. An evocative storyteller, Fasman lays out his case that, because government regulation lags impossibly behind technological advances, the only salve for our predicament is collective awareness. And collective action. The writing is sober and sobering. And, though the recent fires of Minneapolis, Atlanta, Portland, and the nation have not centered squarely on surveillance, Fasman argues convincingly that the next ones very well might."—Phillip Atiba Goff, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity and professor of African American studies and psychology at Yale University
"This powerful, engrossing book will challenge your assumptions about persistent surveillance. Jon Fasman makes a clear case for civil liberties and explains how our laws and public safety infrastructure must keep pace with the advancement of technology. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the future and the unintended consequences of artificial intelligence, data, encryption and recognition technology." —Amy Webb, founder of The Future Today Institute, author of The Big Nine and The Signals are Talking
“Jon Fasman has given us a stellar account of the use of surveillance technologies by the police. It’s comprehensive, even-handed, informative, and fun to read."—Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor, New York University School of Law
"An urgent examination of police-state intrusions on the privacy of lawful and law-abiding citizens."—Kirkus Reviews
"A deeply reported and sometimes chilling look at mass surveillance technologies in the American justice system....This illuminating account issues an essential warning about the rising threat to America's civil liberties."