Author Alexander V. Avakov Reveals the Dark Face of Government Surveillance Systems

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New book shows the price that Americans would have to pay for their “security”

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Insightful and filled with perspective, Metafolklore takes readers on a unique journey that illustrates the workings of government surveillance, both intelligence and counter-intelligence organizations. Written by Alexander V. Avakov, this engaging book brings to life the experiences of immigrants from the U.S.S.R. as they traverse the path towards freedom in the United States only to find themselves being rewarded by suspicion and the violation of their rights.

Created in an unusual format, this book breaks the barriers that keep the public ignorant about what truly goes on as enforcers jeopardize privacy protection in their quest to utilize surveillance measures. It bravely portrays the modus operandi of various American and foreign government agencies which include; Committee for State Security (KGB), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), Al ( the U.S. section of Mossad), and ISI (Pakistani military intelligence).

Discussing the art of modern-world monitoring in the United States, this work discusses the various facets of the legal theory of surveillance and their impact on real life scenarios. Intelligently citing the difference between surveillance and personal intrusion, this book demonstrates how important it is to draw a line in order to protect citizens’ rights and privacy. Controversial, this literature exposes the truths behind the history of political spying in the U.S., the trends in today’s modern electronic surveillance measures, and their implications on ordinary civilians’ lives.

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About the Author
Alexander V. Avakov was born in the U.S.S.R in 1954, in the family of engineers. Since an early age, he had been curious and interested in economics and philosophy. He had studied for five years in the Mathematical Department of the Ural State University in Sverdlovsk. At the final year at the university, he distributed pamphlets with a liberally-minded critique of the Soviet system. He was arrested and accused of “Anti-Soviet Agitation and Propaganda”. He was sentenced to one and a half years of hard labor. During his incarcerations, he expanded his education. In 1981, he was allowed to emigrate in the U.S.

He has had a successful career as a computer programmer and has travelled extensively abroad. He is now a VP, Senior Systems and Database Architect at an international software company. He has published books both in Russian and in English.
Metafolklore * by Alexander V. Avakov
The Surreal Diary of an Unwilling Spy
Publication Date: 12/29/2012
Trade Paperback; $18.99; 805 pages; 978-1-4797-5388-8
Trade Hardback; $26.99; 805 pages; 978-1-4797-5389-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5390-1

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