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The Surveillance State
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"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

Shoshana Zuboff on Surveillance Capitalism

Life Inside China's Total Surveillance State - Wall Street Journal
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252Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam (featuring @goremy) [youtube video] youtube.comTimF-January 2
251Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects' alibis LooserGlenn Petersen112/29/2020
250New York Issues First-In-Nation Moratorium On Facial Recognition In Schools RacGlenn Petersen-12/26/2020
249Anyone familiar with or have opinions on Bittium Oyj's security/tech? BITTIDinoNavarre-12/22/2020
248U.S. Schools Are Buying Phone-Hacking Tech That the FBI Uses to Investigate TerrGlenn Petersen112/12/2020
247Police Drones Are Starting to Think for Themselves In one Southern California cGlenn Petersen-12/6/2020
246Police in Jackson, Mississippi, want access to live home security video, alarminGlenn Petersen-12/2/2020
245[graphic] TomThomas M.112/2/2020
244Classic Stossel: Campaign Tech [youtube video] This youtube video wTimF-12/1/2020
24302.04.2004 Pentagon Kills LifeLog Project The Pentagon canceled its so-calledThomas M.-11/30/2020
242Most Americans Object to Government Tracking of Their Activities Through CellphoGlenn Petersen-11/28/2020
241China is already near the bottom of the slope.Glenn Petersen-11/24/2020
240On the occasion of a visit by local Communist Party leaders to the complex that Savant-11/24/2020
239China’s Surveillance State Sucks Up Data. U.S. Tech Is Key to Sorting It. Paul Glenn Petersen-11/24/2020
238There will come a day.....Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time.Savant-11/13/2020
237Welcome Back to the Office. Please Wear This Tracking Device. A boom in contactGlenn Petersen-11/13/2020
236Edward Snowden and his wife seek to be Russian-U.S. dual nationals November 2, Glenn Petersen-11/4/2020
235Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors Glenn Petersen-10/11/2020
234'Connected' documentary series on Netflix has an interesting segment on Ron110/2/2020
233Good article. Thanks for posting it. Green Receipt has started a board dedicateGlenn Petersen19/30/2020
232Penny Stock’s 1,500% Jump Fueled by Reddit Left CEO Dumbfounded Ishika MookerjeGlenn Petersen-9/30/2020
231Interesting backstory on Palantir, coming public this morning nymag.comRon19/30/2020
230Silicon Valley surveillance company Palantir to go public on New York Stock ExchGlenn Petersen-9/29/2020
229Who will benefit the most? On life under surveillance capitalism lithub.comRon19/24/2020
228I wonder how/if Gesture Technology will be utilized by the Surveillance industrDinoNavarre-9/11/2020
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