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Panorama archive: Electronic eavesdropping 1964

Surveillance of our physical and online movements is commonplace and highly contentious today. It was a different story in March 1964 with surveillance in relative infancy and its uses primarily focused on industrial espionage and the Cold War, as Panorama discovered.

The modern view on surveillance can be seen in Who's Watching You?, Monday 1 June, BBC Two at 2100.

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