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Heidi Boghosian

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Occupation  Lawyer, activist
Name  Heidi Boghosian

Role  Blogger
Books  Spying on Democracy
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Parent(s)  Varujan Boghosian & Marilyn Cummins
Education  Brown University, Boston University, Temple University Beasley School of Law

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Heidi Boghosian, a lawyer, is the executive director of the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute. Previously she was the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive bar association established in 1937, where she oversaw the legal defense of people targeted by government. She co-hosts the weekly civil liberties radio show Law and Disorder, that airs on Pacifica Radio's WBAI, New York, and is broadcast on more than 100 other stations.


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Government Surveillance

Boghosian's work often focuses on how technology affects our daily lives. In a 2010 Huffington Post article titled "Are You Chip-Ready", Boghosian discusses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology that has been making its way into many people's lives including students whose attendance can now be tracked by a RFID chip implanted in their student ID cards. She points out identity theft, stalking, government spying, and security breaches as just some of the negative outcomes of RFID technology.

In 2012, Boghosian documented her own data trail to show how everyday transactions and ventures are captured and stored, most times without our knowledge. From the surveillance monitor outside of her apartment building, to a purchase at a local coffee shop, Boghosian illustrates how corporations play a larger role in people's daily lives. The National Security Agency (NSA), for instance, collects metadata on every phone call Americans make, as was revealed in June 2013 by Edward Snowden.


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