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Snitch is a pop-up book about surveillance.  More specifically, it is about the ways people talk about what surveillance is and how, even as many people resist some forms of surveillance, we help it operate every day. While the explosion of new surveillance in recent years is daunting, this book focuses on long-standing common-sense ideas about what we should be afraid of, and how that helps sell the idea that expected forms of surveillance make us safer. The US relies not only on technologies of surveillance, but a language of fear and paranoia used by police, politicians, and many of us to target specific people and groups – people of color, the poor, immigrants, people under the control of prison and parole systems, the homeless, queer people, and others. Snitch proposes that recent efforts to widen the surveillance net don’t necessarily mean a change in its ultimate targets.  In the end, surveillance disappears people in the name of making us safer.