Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States. | The Guardian via Getty Images

10 Signs You're Living in a Police State

Look for these 10 clues when deciding if your government is repressive.

Published On 06/12/2013
6:30 PM EDT
Pussy Riot band member Nadia Tolokonnikova looks out from a holding cell during a court hearing in the town of Zubova Polyana April 26, 2013. | Mikhail Voskresensky/Corbis
Chinese artist Ai WeiWei poses for a portrait in one of the sleeping rooms for his live-exhibits at the "documenta" 12 international art show in Kassel, Germany. | Kai Pfaffenbach/Corbis
A restroom sign in 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa | Dave G. Houser/Corbis
A photo taken on Dec. 12, 2012 shows TV news in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). | Zhang Li/Corbis
People look at computer screens inside an internet cafe in Xining, northwestern China's Qinghai province. | Simon Zo/Corbis
Anti-government graffiti in 1990 on a wall at the East German secret police headquarters (Stasi) calls for "Psychotherapy for public servants." | Owen Franken/Corbis
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Chairman and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, speak to the press about reports that the National Security Agency collected phone records. | Alex Wong/Getty Images