September 11 Attacks

How We Gave Up Our Online Privacy After 9/11

44 days after the Sept. 11 attacks, Congress passed the Patriot Act, expanding law enforcement’s ability to track down terrorists through a slew of surveillance tools. But it also made it easier for authorities to surveil Americans without their consent, even if they hadn’t been accused of a crime. NBCLX Storyteller Peter K. Hull explains the history of the controversial law and how it affects our more technologically developed world today.