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The Battle for Proper Drone Use ('Truth and Power' Season Finale Clip)

On the season finale of 'Truth and Power' law enforcement and lawmakers have very different agendas when it comes to drones

Who's Entitled to 'Eyes in the Sky'? ('Truth and Power' Season Finale Clip)

In the season finale of 'Truth and Power' drone technology raises complex issues the FAA has never dealt with

Drones & Privacy ('Truth and Power': Season Finale Clip)

This week's 'Truth and Power' looks at the new implications that drone usage by law enforcement can have on civil liberties.

Displacing People For Military Bases ('Truth and Power': Episode 9 Clip)

This week's 'Truth and Power' investigates the fatal consequences of displacing populations for military bases.

Do Military Bases Make Us Safer? ('Truth and Power': Episode 9 Clip)

This week on 'Truth and Power,' 2,500 Chagossians were forcibly evicted to make room for a U.S. military base. But was it legal?

Welcome to Camp Justice ('Truth and Power': Episode 9 Clip)

This week' episode of 'Truth and Power' uncovers the shocking origins of military base, Camp Justice.

About The Issue: Chagos Refugee Crisis ('Truth and Power' Sneak Peek)

'Truth and Power' highlights the Chagos Refugee Crisis, in which the U.S. government forcibly evicted Chagossians from their home island to create infamous military base Diego Garcia.

How Private Information Goes Public ('Truth and Power': Episode 8 Clip)

The eighth episode of 'Truth and Power'' investigates how the data we create is subject to breaches.

How Much Data do Collectors Know About You? ('Truth and Power' Episode 8 Clip)

The eighth episode of 'Truth and Power' investigates corporate entities that gather and manipulate people’s personal information.

The Dilemma of Encrypted Data ('Truth and Power': Episode 8 Clip)

'Truth and Power' explores whether data encryption is a detriment or a benefit to national security.

Larry Lessig Breaks Down Our Democracy ('Truth and Power': Episode 7 Clip)

Get to know the uncomfortable truth about campaign finance in this week's episode of 'Truth and Power.'

The Dark Money of Super PACs ('Truth and Power': Episode 7 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' investigates the hidden influences in campaign finance.

What Is A Super PAC? ('Truth and Power:' Episode 7 Clip)

Find out how presidential candidates get funding in this week's episode of 'Truth and Power.'

Hacking The Presidency ('Truth and Power': Episode 7 Promo)

Find out how much it costs to win the presidency in this week's episode of 'Truth and Power.'

Chris Seltzer Recalls Michael Brown ('Truth and Power': Episode 6 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' follows Chris Seltzer, who recalls Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri from his first-person account of what happened.

The Origins of Citizen Journalism in Ferguson ('Truth and Power': Episode 6 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' investigates the rise of citizen journalism and its origins in Ferguson, Missouri.

About The Issue: Citizen Journalism ('Truth and Power' Sneak Peek)

'Truth and Power' highlights the rise of citizen journalism in today's day and age and explains your rights when exposing injustice.

Citizen Journalist Documents Police ('Truth and Power': Episode 6 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' follows Antonio Buehler, a veteran turned citizen journalist and rights activist, who recounts the first time he turned his camera towards the police.

What is the Freedom of Information Act? ('Truth and Power': Episode 5 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' investigates the Freedom of Information Act, which pushes for government information and transparency upon request. As demonstrated by activist Ryan Shapiro, though, sometimes, easier submitted than done.

The Scary Law That Restricts Exposing Animal Cruelty ('Truth and Power': Episode 5 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' investigates the terrifying truth behind ag-gag laws, which restricts photography and video that exposes animal cruelty on factory farms or a broad range of animal enterprises.

Why These Activists Were Labeled Terrorists ('Truth and Power': Episode 5 Clip)

This week's episode of 'Truth and Power' follows Andrew Stapanian and Lauren Gazzola, animal rights activists who were charged with domestic terrorism following their animal cruelty protest acts, and more importantly, why.

About The Issue: Private Prisons ('Truth and Power' Sneak Peek)

'Truth and Power' highlights the for-profit prison industry that relies on a steady stream of prisoners for its business model. The incentive to lock up more people, though, leads undertrained employees, cutbacks, and high rates of violence.

Why These Former Prisoners Became Prison-Rights Activists ('Truth and Power’: Episode 4 Clip)

After serving their time in both private prisons and state prisons, Paul Wright and Alex Friedman quickly discovered the corrupt differences between the two institutions and vowed to give a voice to the voiceless.

What's Wrong with Private Prisons? ('Truth and Power': Episode 4 Clip)

In this episode of 'Truth and Power', we explore the violent consequences and expensive costs of for-profit corporations building private prisons, and how you, the taxpayer, foot the bill.

Thorns in the Side of the Prison Industry ('Truth and Power’: Episode 4 Clip)

These two former prisoners became prison-rights activists after seeing the injustice inside for-profit prisons and took action by creating their own news publication and quickly became threats to private prisons everywhere.

Tech Genius Exposes Secret Government Surveillance ('Truth and Power': Episode 3 Clip)

Meet Daniel Rigmaiden, a tech-genius who gets arrested and tracked down by a secret government technology intercepting his personal information. While incarcerated, he exposes its collateral collection of private information gathered from citizens.

The Invasive Implications of Cell Phone Surveillance ('Truth and Power': Episode 3 Clip)

On the next 'Truth and Power,' experts discuss Stingray technology and its invasive implications on our privacy due to cell phone surveillance.

Is Stingray Technology Illegal or Just Unethical? ('Truth and Power': Episode 3 Clip)

On the next 'Truth and Power,' experts discuss Stingray technology, a new surveillance software that mimics cell phone towers to collect data and pose the question - is it illegal, or just morally unethical?

About The Issue: Cell Phone Surveillance ('Truth and Power' Sneak Peek)

'Truth and Power' highlights Daniel Rigmaiden, the young tech-genius who exposed STINGRAY - a secret government surveillance technology that hacks into your cell phones.

What is Malware? ('Truth and Power': Episode 2 Clip)

Episode 2 of 'Truth and Power' investigates malware - a computer virus that can steal files, track communications, and turn on a microphone or camera on your computer. The scarier part? Some governments are using it.

Enemies of the Internet ('Truth and Power': Episode 2 Clip)

In Episode 2 of 'Truth and Power' titled 'Government-Sponsored Spyware,' computer security activists and politicians like Hillary Clinton confront spyware manufacturers in an effort to uncover the secrets of surveillance programs.

Activists Get Computers Hacked ('Truth and Power': Episode 2 Clip)

In Episode 2 of 'Truth and Power' titled 'Government-Sponsored Spyware', activists speak out against government-sponsored spyware attacks on their personal computers.

About The Issue: Spyware ('Truth and Power' Sneak Peek)

'Truth and Power' shines a light on government spyware – is it for battling against outside threats or a menace to those it 'protects'?

#BlackLivesMatter ('Truth and Power' Sneak Peek)

Black Lives Matter activists and experts discuss the rise of surveillance on protest activities and the infrastructures being built to do so in this sneak peek of the premiere episode of 'Truth and Power' on Pivot.

Watch the 'Truth and Power' Trailer

This investigative documentary series tells the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to uncover breaches of public trust by governments and private institutions.

The Dark Side of Technology ('Truth and Power' Promo)

Government-sponsored spyware, stingray technology, drones: witness the dark side of technology in 'Truth and Power' on Pivot.

The Impact of Corruption ('Truth and Power' Promo)

Lucrative contracts, secret lobbying, profiteering in the digital age - corruption has taken on a new level as seen in 'Truth and Power' on Pivot.
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About The Show

What happens when private institutions and governments break the public trust? Participant Media’s new investigative documentary series, Truth and Power, executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz) and narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, explores that question while separating fact from misinformation.

The 10-part series highlights the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to expose large-scale injustice: from corporations receiving lucrative government contracts for dangerous private prisons, to governments using data-gathering technology to scoop up huge amounts of information about their citizens. Using probing interviews, original footage, and newly unearthed documents, the series unpacks the timely issues of security, surveillance, and profiteering in the digital age.

Check out the Pivot schedule for encore airings of Truth and Power or watch episodes online on iTunes & Amazon.

Inspired by the series, Pivot has also teamed up with the ACLU of Southern California on “Know Your Rights”, an initiative that empowers viewers to protect their civil liberties in a digital age.