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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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235Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors Glenn Petersen-October 11
234'Connected' documentary series on Netflix has an interesting segment on Ron1October 1
233Good article. Thanks for posting it. Green Receipt has started a board dedicateGlenn Petersen1September 30
232Penny Stock’s 1,500% Jump Fueled by Reddit Left CEO Dumbfounded Ishika MookerjeGlenn Petersen-September 30
231Interesting backstory on Palantir, coming public this morning nymag.comRon1September 30
230Silicon Valley surveillance company Palantir to go public on New York Stock ExchGlenn Petersen-September 29
229Who will benefit the most? On life under surveillance capitalism lithub.comRon1September 24
228I wonder how/if Gesture Technology will be utilized by the Surveillance industrDinoNavarre-September 11
227what about increased ability to arrest or further investigate a situation. i ofJohn Carragher-September 11
226My take away>< "We found little correlation between the number of pubSavant1September 11
225Surveillance camera statistics: which cities have the most CCTV cameras?DinoNavarre1September 11
224from your nursing home article>>> A recent report by the National BurSavant1September 10
223An incredible and chilling story. Thanks for posting it.Glenn Petersen-September 6
222Sounds like Computerized 'Minority Report'- Tampa area sheriff's offRon3September 3
221Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after 7-year delay But the controversiGlenn Petersen1September 2
220New type of Counter-Surveillance....??? The courts should love this stuff!!! DDinoNavarre1August 28
219Thanks Glenn!DinoNavarre-August 28
218No news yesterday, though this morning the company filed a prospectus covering tGlenn Petersen1August 28
217Anyone know why REKR rocketed up today???DinoNavarre-August 27
216Who?? WHO vs YOU Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you breakSavant-August 26
215Meet the Star Witness: Your Smart Speaker Requests are rising from law enforcemGlenn Petersen1August 24
214Snowden/ interview Sept 2019lllworth listening to youtube.comSavant1August 21
213Kids should not be wearing masks in school. If the teachers want to wear masks igolfer72-August 18
212The dystopian tech that companies are selling to help schools reopen sooner ThiGlenn Petersen-August 17
211[tweet]DinoNavarre-August 13
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