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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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189China’s Software Stalked Uighurs Earlier and More Widely, Researchers Learn A nGlenn Petersen-last Wednesday
188How the founder of the Telegram messaging app stood up to the Kremlin — and won Glenn Petersen1last Monday
187Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm In what may be the first known case of its kGlenn Petersen1last Sunday
186Google got rich from your data. DuckDuckGo is fighting back In July 2018, GooglGlenn Petersen-June 21
185IRS Used Cellphone Location Data to Try to Find Suspects The unsuccessful effoGlenn Petersen-June 19
184Microsoft follows the lead of IBM and Amazon. Microsoft won’t sell police its fGlenn Petersen-June 11
183I suspect that it was done out of a sense of political correctness. Once IBM madGlenn Petersen1June 11
182Expect it's helped identify the abusive officers, also.... However, people jSavant-June 11
181i don't understand not using facial tech. it has helped all the police to loJohn Carragher-June 11
180Amazon bans police use of facial recognition technology for one year Published Glenn Petersen-June 10
179IBM is exiting the face recognition business Ina Fried, author of Login Axios Glenn Petersen1June 8
178Reassessing Edward Snowden By Thomas Rid Thomas Rid is author of “Active MeasuGlenn Petersen1June 1
177Walmart Employees Are Out to Show Its Anti-Theft AI Doesn't Work The retailGlenn Petersen2May 31
176Amazon has its Kindle edition of Edward Snowden's book, "Permanent RecoGlenn Petersen-May 31
175Oh, goodie....hippity hoppity....we're all linked thru this site..lolSavant-May 27
174Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network Edward Snowden revGlenn Petersen2May 27
173Frontline: China Undercover- The Chinese Surveillance State pbs.orgRon1May 26
172“intimate health guardian” Apparently protects against VD also. Savant-May 26
171“loved so much that you cannot bear to part with it," A nice Orwellian touGlenn Petersen-May 26
170Zhou Jiangyong, the Communist Party secretary of the eastern tech hub of HangzhoSavant2May 26
169“Black Mirror” DinoNavarre-May 26
168China’s Virus Apps May Outlast the Outbreak, Stirring Privacy Fears With the diGlenn Petersen1May 26
167How a Chinese AI Giant Made Chatting—and Surveillance—Easy Alexa can tell you tGlenn Petersen-May 24
166 How Nextdoor Courts Police and Public Officials The hyper-local social media Glenn Petersen1May 23
165U.S. tech giants are reportedly providing web services to blacklisted Chinese suGlenn Petersen1May 23
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