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New book charts rise of secret security post-9/11

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File photo of CCTV cameras. The security that arose in the United States after 9/11 is mainly invisible, creating buildings that don't officially exist. Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Washington Post reporter Dana Priest joins Madeleine to talk about her new book "Top Secret America." The rise of the government bureaucracies after 9/11 continues to grow even as the threat from terrorists has diminished. Priest claims the government intercepts so much data – email, phone calls, text messages – that no one can possibly analyze every piece.


Dana Priest, reporter for the Washington Post and author of the book, "Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State"

Watch Top Secret America on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

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