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On Oct 25, 2001 the 107th US Congress passed HR3162 the USA Patriot Act. As the fear caused by 9/11 subsides and people come to their senses, the Patriot Act demands more attention from the public.

Joshua Ortega is an expert in the field of emerging technologies, privacy and surveillance issues, and the study of counterintelligence and terrorism. He began his career in journalism in 1992, covering technology, culture, and government for various newspapers and magazines. He has been featured several times on NPR discussing the implications of new technologies such as the "biochip" (microchip for humans) on our often-conflicting experiences of both liberty and security.

Ortega is the author of the critically acclaimed novel ((FREQUENCIES)), a thrilling exploration "of the role of the individual in a society increasingly equipped to infringe" (Seattle Weekly). ((FREQUENCIES)) has been compared to classic works of fiction including Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, and was dubbed a "cult hit" by The Seattle Times. ((FREQUENCIES)) also has received coverage in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, and The Miami Herald.

Joshua Ortega was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and now lives in Seattle, Washington. Currently, Ortega is working on a screenplay adaptation of ((FREQUENCIES)), as well as a sequel to the novel called ~VIBRATIONS~.

Joshua has been featured numerous times on NPR the implications of new technologies on our often-conflicting experiences of liberty and security, which is why I have invited him to be my guest on IE Radio.

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