Safe and Sorry - Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

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Terrorist surveillance program:
Original press release:
Assessment of potential effect of surveillance measures if implemented before 9/11:
Interview with FBI director Robert Mueller:

FBI investigations of immigrants:
"NSEERS effect" report:
Quote on aggressive racial profiling:
Article "Are we safer?" by David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center:

Extent of NSA surveillance:
NSA power point slides on collecting buddy lists, obtained by Washington Post:
NSA slides on prism data collection, obtained by The Guardian:

NSA results from mass surveillance vs. target surveillance:
Report from the Presidents NSA Review group 2013 (recommending to stop mass data mining because of lack of results):
Article from ProPublica:
Analysis from the New America Foundation:
Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier

Surveillance program didn`t stop any major attacks:
Full video of court hearing with NSA director Keith B. Alexander on surveillance:
Official report on results of phone surveillance policy:
Article on debunked claims:
Official judge ruling on matter points to no evidence:
Report by the legal affairs and human rights committee of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe:

Boston marathon bomber was known to FBI:
Official press release:
FBI asked Apple for help:
Official court order:

Apple`s refusal to crack iPhone:
Official public statement:
Objections against FBI demands from cryptographers:
Brad Smith keynote at the RSA information security conference:
(especially relevant from minute 7 on)
Statement by Information Technology Industry Council:
Amicus briefs supporting Apple:

FBI changing their story about needing Apple`s help:
Initial article on Washington Post:
Initial story on Reutersblog:
Update on Reuters:
Article on ACLU about possible work-around:
Blogpost on another possible workaround:
NSA can turn on iPhone remotely:
BBC interview with Edward Snowden:
Article on Wired:

Abuse of anti-terrorism laws:
Proof of Patriot Act laws used for investigating other crimes, especially drugs:
„Sneak and Peak“ report:
Enforcement of French anti-terrorism laws:
Detailed explanation of new powers given by extended laws:
Original law text (in french):

Abuse of french anti-terrorism laws:
Human rights watch reports cases:
Climate change protesters placed under house arrest:
Censorship in Hungary, Poland and Spain:
Jail time for government critics in Turkey:
Effects of surveillance on our society:
List of issues of power abuse since 9/11 by American Civil liberties union:

General overview over the topic:
Safe and Sorry- Terrorism & Mass Surveillance


  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    2 jaar geleden

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    • Riena Larasati

      Riena Larasati

      11 maanden geleden


    • ParaEwie


      Jaar geleden

      Is the comedian at 4:42 Adam Connover?

    • Ole


      Jaar geleden

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell alright I catch your drift

    • Darren Animatic

      Darren Animatic

      Jaar geleden

      For Kurgesagt - In a Nutshell I've been watching your channel since 2014 b|c this channel is awesome

    • Eric S

      Eric S

      Jaar geleden

      terrorists are islam. islam is just the new nazi. if you disagree, then you are accepting them to bombarding next inocent target.

  2. Charles Hampson

    Charles Hampson

    Dag geleden

    2:01 The most accurate and true thing ever spoken on this channel.

  3. Julia Santos Zlotek

    Julia Santos Zlotek

    2 dagen geleden

    Big brother is watching you.

  4. 눈사람


    2 dagen geleden


  5. Kevin Randal Rulach

    Kevin Randal Rulach

    4 dagen geleden

    Good one. :-)

  6. BestFleet


    4 dagen geleden

    Anyone else notice that this is one of Kurzgesagt's least-viewed videos? Nothing to see there folks

  7. Shanmuk Sai Bandaru

    Shanmuk Sai Bandaru

    5 dagen geleden

    legend says i will get a 100 likes

  8. 4tbf


    10 dagen geleden

    I personally dont five a fuck if they watch me, as Long as they dont sell or show the recordings to others, im Fine with it

  9. J. Tendean

    J. Tendean

    14 dagen geleden

    Nowadays this is being used to target and silence those that try to expose it, as well as come up with customized attacks to study an individuals psychology in order to identify how we respond to specific triggers. They then use this information to blackmail and manipulate us, or get us to commit suicide or drive us insane. Its possible because they're always watching us and hiding in the shadows. The mexican cartel has the most amount of gangstalkers and well as the most amount of soldiers in prison. Many activists and those that tried to expose their corrupt have disappeared, committed suicide, were suicided, or driven insane. Rest in Peace to all those that tried. Edward Snowden was even exiled from the country just for trying to warn the public.

  10. JJ Kidz TV

    JJ Kidz TV

    16 dagen geleden


  11. Sam I am

    Sam I am

    17 dagen geleden

    Where are all these civil liberties groups in 2021 where I need to tell the government all the public places I've been and download a "Tracing App" if I want to go anywhere of any consequence and am not allowed to have people round my house?

  12. Chris


    17 dagen geleden

    I was going to show this to my history class to talk about some concerns over the rise of the surveillance state, but while the whole thing is pretty argumentative, the Trump jab prevents me from doing so. Political is one thing. Partisan is another. I'm very disappointed in you.

  13. Doodlefest


    24 dagen geleden

    So next time i text ramadan kareem to my brother in another state. I'll be sus?

  14. Jashan Friedlaender

    Jashan Friedlaender

    Maand geleden

    they're back at it again with their covid passport bois.

  15. nazar En

    nazar En

    Maand geleden

    Да видео право за видом бородби зи тлрстом слжний за лудми йде проти свобдного демкртчского опшства .

  16. dump man

    dump man

    Maand geleden

    I think that a consequence of allowing thousands of migrants From islamic countries, islam beliefs are very intollerant though other cultures and religions, for having that we have got to lose civil rights...

  17. Y38T3R


    Maand geleden

    3:20 "or activate your laptop camera without you noticing FBI: you can beat me me: i know, but he can Non-see through tape: *emerges*

  18. Cassia Chloe

    Cassia Chloe

    Maand geleden

    NOT safe & sorry would be a more accurate title, considering corruption and child sexual trafficking is still at large across the world.

  19. nanorider426


    Maand geleden

    "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear." A lot of politicians said that I'm afraid. Josef Göbbels would have been proud of this.

  20. Enzo Cappiello

    Enzo Cappiello

    Maand geleden

    I know

  21. Another gaming YouTuber

    Another gaming YouTuber

    Maand geleden

    FBI, Go get a life instead of watching me

  22. TheRealIndoRaptor


    Maand geleden

    Parents be like “If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear”

  23. えびもなか


    Maand geleden


  24. SharkTH _

    SharkTH _

    2 maanden geleden

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to Online Anonymity is a great guide to evading mass surveillance

  25. Alex DO

    Alex DO

    2 maanden geleden

    Everybody gansta until the sad Kurzgesagt theme music plays

  26. not a real person

    not a real person

    2 maanden geleden

    “People who give up their freedom for security do not deserve both and will get neither” -Benjamin Franklin

  27. Kenny Zhou

    Kenny Zhou

    2 maanden geleden

    The dislikes are from the FBI agents

  28. Johan R

    Johan R

    2 maanden geleden

    What? 😂 America is a democracy? 🤣 Yea right

  29. Dr


    2 maanden geleden

    2:00 yeah but there might be a needle in the hay you add

  30. NightwishTarja


    2 maanden geleden

    Jorge Orwell warned about this in 1984

  31. Jacob Clark

    Jacob Clark

    2 maanden geleden

    We're I live in New Port Richey FL surveillance is causing terrorism by distracting me while fixing items. I am a repairman of sorts., One machine I am repairing cost $15000. One can easily understand that if the distraction cause a machine like a welder to not be repaired correctly that the damages to America can be incredible . I am distracted when I weld . Machine .drill , or do just about anything. I have been injured by it also. I am disabled and can only do things for a short while . The bulk of the terrorism is from the fire station , I live behind it . I heard they have technology that was given to them from the Pentagon . Judge Napolitano said it's not legal. It's so sick it looks inside your house. I hear sirens or get aircraft over me when I do anything important like fixing brakes. This has been going on for many years. This is so inhumane that I think it conitutes a war crime.

  32. Zentosi


    2 maanden geleden

    A court ruling showed that the patriot act dettered the same amount of terrorist plots than when we did not have it implemented,so in esence patriot act was a power grab by politician to spy on us and not to prevent terrorism what a shocker.

  33. Т1000 Youtube

    Т1000 Youtube

    2 maanden geleden

    4 years ago

  34. Dean


    3 maanden geleden

    If you have nothing to hide, then what is the problem? No, porn isn't something to hide.

    • Capitán Salazar

      Capitán Salazar

      2 maanden geleden

      if you don’t see that problem then you should sit for some history lessons. Of course everyone has many things to hide (no, I’m not talking about porn either) and rightfully so. Why should anybody surrender their privacy to any government or other faction? None of these have your security in mind.

    • Oliver Ridderstolpe

      Oliver Ridderstolpe

      2 maanden geleden

      it's not immoral to want some parts of your privet life privet and even if you trust the government now give the government powerful tools and they will use them, this isn't a conspiracy government have and will use your privet info to arrest people they don't, arrest or sensor people that criticise the government, they can affect what you see on the internet to help them and much more

  35. Lala Wisener

    Lala Wisener

    3 maanden geleden

    I am suspecting something isn't right about my husband. I needed to access to his cell phone. He has changed for the past few days, in terms of not being free dropping his phone around. I came in contact with an hacker on instagram @redhackpro He explained how he would grant me access to my partner’s phone without any suspicious activities. I was able to spy on my husband phone remotely with the help of Redhackpro. You can easily connect with the person via a network and talk with them on whatsapp +1 937-815-1491, Email hackprivate8@gmail com..

  36. Blake Antinori

    Blake Antinori

    3 maanden geleden

    Come and get me you losers

  37. Blake Antinori

    Blake Antinori

    3 maanden geleden

    Im a terrorist

  38. Daniel Werner Petterson

    Daniel Werner Petterson

    3 maanden geleden

    Kurzesagt should run for president

  39. Tiki


    3 maanden geleden

    "This comment was deleted by NSA"

  40. Nidhi Krishna

    Nidhi Krishna

    3 maanden geleden

    It's all about money and power terrorism itself was funded through the government.

  41. Nidhi Krishna

    Nidhi Krishna

    3 maanden geleden

    Terrorism is a good business idea.

  42. chakra185


    3 maanden geleden

    Imagine thousands of people being put in jail because someone that looks like them broke the law

  43. Kenny Zhou

    Kenny Zhou

    3 maanden geleden

    Imagine what Washington would say about this

  44. Kenny Zhou

    Kenny Zhou

    3 maanden geleden

    Our Founding Fathers looking down at us right now: >:(

  45. Kenny Zhou

    Kenny Zhou

    3 maanden geleden

    *"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"* *---- Ronald Reagan*

  46. arnav gupta

    arnav gupta

    3 maanden geleden

    i know that government surveillance is bad but you are spreading disinformation here, the FBI didnt hack the iphone themselves, they did it from an undisclosed third party, who later turned out to be an israeli tech firm. Also the iphone that the FBI wanted to hack was from a terrorist who in florida killed 22 persons and injured 16 more. If you want to explain the story please do it with facts

    • Oliver Ridderstolpe

      Oliver Ridderstolpe

      2 maanden geleden

      they wanted access to all iPhones and Israeli tech firm is a direct ali so doesn't change much

  47. Ash Snow

    Ash Snow

    4 maanden geleden

    food for thought this system did not stop an RV blowing up This System has not stoped mass shootings... this has not stoped shit

  48. Ames Gamache

    Ames Gamache

    4 maanden geleden

    PRIVACY IS A HUMAN RIGHT! My civil rights will not be violated!!

  49. Yasemıin Arabaci

    Yasemıin Arabaci

    4 maanden geleden

    1:53 cats...cats...CATSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

  50. The Mr. Man

    The Mr. Man

    4 maanden geleden

    *_reject government_* *_embrace libertarianism_*

  51. Chester Bennington

    Chester Bennington

    4 maanden geleden

    Türkiye cidden boktan durumda

  52. Edenvs John

    Edenvs John

    4 maanden geleden

    Why are there all these videos with people with English accents, NEVER telling us about all the dirt happening in their own country?

    • Capitán Salazar

      Capitán Salazar

      2 maanden geleden

      it’s not a national phenomenon... it happens everywhere

  53. Adam The Scholar

    Adam The Scholar

    4 maanden geleden

    3:38 was a spot on prediction

  54. Fer Sacristan

    Fer Sacristan

    4 maanden geleden

    I'm going to start a small debate: is freedom truly important we to live properly or is it fundamently only one more illusion? Like, in the last centuries, people have become more free to compete and think, what increases our tecnology level, but more people consume irrationally, need psychology help or begin violent movements, but fundamently idiot. For example, the UNO. They say everybody is free to think independently and say what we want, but people are arrested for criticizing human rights, a group of rules they decided that all the world must respect in menace of suffering an international invasion. In the middle age, for example, people were happier living their lifes, however a bit unrespected and laborious, calmly and without wanting always more, fighting infinitely for ideals and burning buses for a false cause, but believing it's worthy. What I'm trying to say is that people nowadays are manipuled to fight their all lives for ideas they don't even know entirely, being deceived by this polarized, forever-on-civil-wars world the illuminists are so proud of. I know this because this freedom made my country a joke, where no one knows a midterm between radical ideology and no ideology at all, both screaming against the ones who truly try to make us advance, a scream motivated silently by WHO want the nation weak. Thinking a little, you will recognize who are these WHO.

    • Oliver Ridderstolpe

      Oliver Ridderstolpe

      2 maanden geleden

      just cus one grupe are hypocrites doesn't mean privacy is bad and I think people are "less happy" because of lack of exercise, socialising etc and people live longer healthier lives with great tech and wealthier then ever so I don't think everyone was happier in the middle ages

  55. john bailey

    john bailey

    4 maanden geleden

    So the government are looking at everybody's computer history? That is gonna hurt them more than it hurts us. *a LOT more.*

    • Fullmetal Anarchist

      Fullmetal Anarchist

      22 dagen geleden

      Keep dreamin

  56. William Rice

    William Rice

    5 maanden geleden

    This was the catchphrase of most western far left groups.. until the Christchurch terror attacks, when restrictions on free speech ('hate speech laws') became all the rage. It was wrong when the target was Islam and it's wrong now when the target is angry white men, but I think the result will be less free speech in both situations.

  57. Perry Zheng

    Perry Zheng

    5 maanden geleden

    Nobody wants the government or our parents looking at your search history just to see it being infested with rule 34 and reddit. that's why we have the delet search history thing.

    • Oliver Ridderstolpe

      Oliver Ridderstolpe

      2 maanden geleden

      @levelengine ok I'm sure you will feel the same when your closes friends get arrested for criticizing the government online

    • levelengine


      5 maanden geleden

      @Perry Zheng Well in my opinion the state should literally have access to all online activity and complete surveillance over all private areas. I only wish I could have this.

    • Perry Zheng

      Perry Zheng

      5 maanden geleden

      @levelengine could i look at your search history and see what porn youre looking at? i dont want to look at it i just wanted to prove my point about it. there's nothing i could to change your opinion, and i dont want to argue about politics. you have your opinion i have mine, there's nothing we could do about it. :)

    • levelengine


      5 maanden geleden

      Strongly disagree! I am in full support of mass surveillance directed by a strong government and larger police force.

  58. owo what's this

    owo what's this

    5 maanden geleden

    those that are willing to sacrifice their freedom in the name of security deserve neither and lose both - Big Bobby B

  59. Rahime ozsoy

    Rahime ozsoy

    5 maanden geleden

    Hmmm... Terrorists are not from a country, they are from every country against countries.

  60. edward arp

    edward arp

    5 maanden geleden

    You not slick government I know your watching me watch this

  61. A.U.Positron H

    A.U.Positron H

    6 maanden geleden

    I rather go to FBI meetings instead of them seeing all the weird stuff I do

  62. A.U.Positron H

    A.U.Positron H

    6 maanden geleden

    So how bout writing a text "Turn off." on paper and attaching it on your notebook camera

    • MILITO 537

      MILITO 537

      4 maanden geleden

      I used ductape

  63. Jet Wilson Barrientos

    Jet Wilson Barrientos

    6 maanden geleden

    Kurzgesagt is a Deutsch channel and classifies France as a "far away place"

  64. Odoacer


    6 maanden geleden

    This video didn’t age well. Donald trump is one of the few politicians proposing implementing anti-monopoly laws on big tech, revoking the article 230 protections curators like twitter enjoy.

  65. John Forbes

    John Forbes

    6 maanden geleden

    Kurzgesagt: "No securty apparatus can prevent a few guys from building a bomb in their basement...." CCP: "Hold my beer"

  66. namdron productions

    namdron productions

    6 maanden geleden

    "funny" how they portrayed Donald Trump and at the same time said: -"In the wrong hands".

  67. Elite FF Squadron

    Elite FF Squadron

    6 maanden geleden

    Better than a taking each and every persons daily activities and sites visited it’s better to take each and. Everyone’s finger prints and DNA and store it in a international server where the law enforcement personals can access

  68. A-EYE


    6 maanden geleden


  69. ovi


    6 maanden geleden

    No more mass surveillance

  70. Ahmed Alibaba

    Ahmed Alibaba

    6 maanden geleden

    So, they see my google history? Oh no

  71. mopsar


    6 maanden geleden

    Do black lives matter video please

    • mopsar


      6 maanden geleden

      @Y I understand

    • Y


      6 maanden geleden

      Last time he did a political video which was directly addressed at a political issue it turned out in 2-3 months to be so grossly wrong it came off as genuinely dishonest and looked like it was made by a government to defend their decisions at the time. It is better he just don't make videos which are overtly political about modern events. At least not in the less grand or informative way. A video on BLM would no doubt be one sided dishonest and age horrifically badly. It would also attract a lot of attention and create a lot of tension and anger between people. Best it not be made.

  72. Hugo Maritz

    Hugo Maritz

    6 maanden geleden

    Maybe it's because stoppin terrorism was never the goal.

  73. Metrixity


    6 maanden geleden


  74. Nauman Aman

    Nauman Aman

    6 maanden geleden

    They lock us up for what country we came from! That's a total violation of human rights.

  75. Jery Henuhili

    Jery Henuhili

    6 maanden geleden

    3:40 Wait . . . is that . . . ?

  76. Dude


    6 maanden geleden

    If you could trust a spy agency then they wouldn't be a very good one

  77. Lily Petal

    Lily Petal

    6 maanden geleden

    Your intro music changed awwww I loved the old bop

  78. Yağız Kerim Çınar

    Yağız Kerim Çınar

    6 maanden geleden

    Firstly thanks kurzgesagt for 7 years full of videos with educative and beautiful content with birds. I think with last events happening (such as murders,robbery) you can't know what will someone do [ı think gens. Alive now is a little mad and paranoid cuz of events like 9/11,cold war and maybe tv series(i don't know what series are like abroad but here in my country they are aimless,stupid time eaters)] so (if we can end when we don't need anymore) for a limited time a half-total control can used while economical and educational reforms slowly turn gen. That is at school now A more positive and calm one. Thank you kurzgesagt (ı am not a bot or government agent I am a citizen like u so pls don't type with anger or another negative feeling first read again --> think again --> for last type calmly) (wow what a long comment) (sorry for english)

  79. TrinityLinkq


    7 maanden geleden

    Now i know who hacked my runescape account

  80. Bambina Saldana

    Bambina Saldana

    7 maanden geleden

    Everybody being under surveillance? Privacy violations? The government having basically sovereign powers? Violating freedom of speech?! Sounds...familiar... **looks at East Germany and the Berlin Wall*

  81. Joshua Johnson

    Joshua Johnson

    7 maanden geleden

    We can just monitor joint purchase of suspect materials offline too. And stop the online purchase of weapons.

  82. Giomations


    7 maanden geleden

    So it's okay if it happen on other countries than America?

  83. Alexandre Moura

    Alexandre Moura

    7 maanden geleden

    3:40 so what about now, Kursgesat?

  84. esotericPrince


    7 maanden geleden

    this video becomes more and more relevant each year it ages huh ;w;

  85. BlueTintedChromeE


    7 maanden geleden

    So they'll read this message? If they are reading this then don't go into my basement please I definitely don't have 5 kids trapped in my basement and I also definitely have a basement in my house

  86. Meitti


    7 maanden geleden

    Pretty chilling to watch this again now that Apple has been proven to work with China to develop spying software for its government. Used in places like during Hong Kong riots.

  87. Energy Mass

    Energy Mass

    7 maanden geleden

    I use DuckDuckgo



    7 maanden geleden

    You say Terrorists and you show 9/11 but you don't show Israel and usa that's the biggest terrorist group in the world

  89. Bruce Duane

    Bruce Duane

    7 maanden geleden

    He said no I'll take over from here si GB

  90. Jainish


    7 maanden geleden

    3:43 Drumpf

  91. callme moha

    callme moha

    7 maanden geleden


  92. TheGaminPianist CCC

    TheGaminPianist CCC

    7 maanden geleden

    Now I know where the FBI phone meme comes from

  93. Aayush Gupta , 9 Tulip

    Aayush Gupta , 9 Tulip

    7 maanden geleden

    This feared me more than their whole existential crisis playlist. Lol

  94. richard klegin

    richard klegin

    7 maanden geleden

    and the usa is going to be this way soon . 2021 their will be no freedom after 2021

  95. Shiftt


    7 maanden geleden

    It will never change, once you become omnipotent, you will do anything to remain that way. Far too many people are not aware enough of their surroundings to consider something like this a problem, so we just all suffer

  96. Kyle Coleiro

    Kyle Coleiro

    7 maanden geleden

    Someone is stealing your videos!

  97. speedygongaming bob

    speedygongaming bob

    8 maanden geleden

    Ah, commonly animated hoomans

  98. Dayton Coates

    Dayton Coates

    8 maanden geleden

    Little critique/nit pick here: It refers to the US as a democracy, which is rule purely by people. The US is a republic with a bill of rights that wasn’t voted by the people but was put in place to protect the rights of the people. Turns out the B.O.R. was disregarded, making mass government surveillance unconstitutional. It’s important to note that if In a pure democracy, it’s totally fine to have mass surveillance as long as the majority votes on it

  99. Alice Julia

    Alice Julia

    8 maanden geleden


  100. Muhammad Raihan

    Muhammad Raihan

    8 maanden geleden

    Imagine this kind of power back during the Robespierre's Order of the Terror era