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The Surveillance State
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated
"Big Brother is Watching You." - George Orwell

"There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying me on my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'" - Philip K. Dick

George Orwell's 1984 and Philip K. Dick's Minority Report may be two of the most prophetic works of fiction ever written.

When given the choice between...

Security vs. Privacy and Convenience vs. Privacy

...we have generally chosen to give up our rights to privacy.

As a result, we live in a rapidly expanding Surveillance State, a mix of tech-fueled surveillance capitalism, and more ominously, an increasingly omnipresent surveillance network feeding into our ever-encroaching governmental agencies.

The Surveillance State feeds on a diet of artificial intelligence, facial recognition technologies, online tracking, smart Internet-connected devices, land-based surveillance cameras, satellites, telephone tracking, video doorbells and digital assistants. Virtually all of our movements and activities, both online and in the physical world, in our homes in in the outside world, including our workplaces, are being tracked and recorded.

While many of us have voluntarily given up our online privacy for the sake of convenience, entertainment and social connections, with ramifications that we are just beginning to appreciate, the surveillance by our local, state and federal entities has proceeded with virtually no debate.

While China may be the poster child for the use and abuse of surveillance technologies, the rest of the world is following them down the rabbit hole.

Please refrain from any partisan bickering. This is a bipartisan issue.



The Surveillance State: When Tyranny Comes Home



Life Inside China's Total Surveillance State - Wall Street Journal

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100Electronic pills could take surveillance to a whole new level: Your innards inpRon4January 7
99CES Gadget Show: Surveillance is in - and in a big way By MATT O'BRIEN JanuGlenn Petersen2January 7
98Fight against facial recognition hits wall across the West The result is an impGlenn Petersen-January 1
97college biz op.... offer for a fee, to carry a back pack of phones to show attenSavant-12/27/2019
96Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the lGlenn Petersen112/26/2019
95<<Track me all they want, just PAY ME for that info.....50% of sales wouldT'Munney-12/23/2019
94Track me all they want, just PAY ME for that info.....50% of sales would work foSavant112/22/2019
93[graphic]DinoNavarre312/22/2019
92Big Brother comes in many forms: Report- Geofencing used for surveillance of proRon112/22/2019
91Editorial: Total Surveillance Is Not What America Signed Up For. Congress shouldRon212/22/2019
90A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers The authoGlenn Petersen-12/21/2019
89news.yahoo.comSavant-12/20/2019
88[tweet] [youtube video]DinoNavarre112/20/2019
87Here’s How Knightscope’s Security Robots Surveil the Public OneZero obtained a Glenn Petersen112/19/2019
86Washington Cops Are Taking a Cue From ‘Fight Club’ for a Secret Facial RecognitiGlenn Petersen212/14/2019
85imo...If they're going to 'suck our souls'..ie, monetize our personaSavant-12/11/2019
84Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’ By FRANK BAJAK AssociaGlenn Petersen212/11/2019
83China tried to get surveillance funding from World Bank- funding was not grantedRon-12/11/2019
82World With a Billion Cameras Watching You Is Just Around the Corner Global numbGlenn Petersen112/6/2019
81 Facial recognition: Everyone is doing it: Reason.com/2019/12/03/all-u-s-travelSavant-12/3/2019
80Leaked documents show Chinese businesses are shaping UN facial recognition standGlenn Petersen112/3/2019
79China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West Beijing’s pursuit of contrGlenn Petersen112/3/2019
78China launches mandatory face scans for mobile users By Annabelle Timsit QuartGlenn Petersen-12/1/2019
77The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information Glenn Petersen-11/26/2019
76 Uber Pressured to Begin Collecting Driver Biometrics in London richardred111/25/2019
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