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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.

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502....That’s not quite true. HIPAA only protects information collected by “coverS. maltophilia-September 21
501 Use of Electronic Offender-Tracking Devices Expands Sharply Number oS. maltophilia1September 12
500The Technology Facebook and Google Didn’t Dare Release New York Times SeptemberGlenn Petersen1September 9
499...For example, Nissan's privacy policy says it can collect "sensitive S. maltophilia1September 6
498Another bill in France will open the door to mass surveillance against people acSavant1September 5
497There’s A Cop In My Pocket: Policymakers Need to Stop Advocating Surveillance bySavant-September 5
496The Secret Weapon Hackers Can Use to Dox Nearly Anyone in America for $15 [grapGlenn Petersen1August 23
495The Right to Not Have Your Mind Read Can “neurorights” protect us from the futurS. maltophilia1August 21
493Nefarious Data Collection Masking as Public Art? An A.I. Company Has Placed MirrSavant3August 2
492Japan To Deploy Pre-Crime Style “Behavior Detection” Technology Dystopian tech Glenn Petersen-July 19
491The Quiet Rise of Real-Time Crime Centers Cities across the US have establishedGlenn Petersen1July 16
490Not necessarily the state, just some of its owners: Tax prep companies shared pS. maltophilia1July 12
489new bill to surveil and report certain messaging Your Messaging Service Should NSavant3July 12
488An Anti-Porn App Put Him in Jail and His Family Under Surveillance Dhruv MehrotGlenn Petersen1July 7
487CJEU ruling on Meta referral could close the chapter on surveillance capitalism Glenn Petersen1July 4
486You can’t expect the police to come.....He said their economic hardship made himS. maltophilia-June 28
485Barred From Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition New York Times June 28, 2023 Glenn Petersen1June 28
484Military AI’s Next Frontier: Your Work Computer Spycraft developed by defense cGlenn Petersen3June 25
483door opened to's one of many msn.comSavant-May 25
482eVerify, Social Credit now, Digital Identy...Border Protection ZoneSavant1May 22
481The Year of Section 702 Reform: Backdoor Searches by Elizabeth Goitein CongreThomas M.2May 20
480Eyes on the poor: Cameras, facial recognition watch over public housing SurveilGlenn Petersen1May 17
479That article is two years old. Do you know what's become of the proposal sinnicewatch-May 16
478Australia... 100 points of ID to get Facebook, Tinder account | — ASavant1May 16
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