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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

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

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85imo...If they're going to 'suck our souls', monetize our personaSavant-Wednesday
84Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’ By FRANK BAJAK AssociaGlenn Petersen1Wednesday
83China tried to get surveillance funding from World Bank- funding was not grantedRon-Wednesday
82World With a Billion Cameras Watching You Is Just Around the Corner Global numbGlenn Petersen-last Friday
81 Facial recognition: Everyone is doing it: 3
80Leaked documents show Chinese businesses are shaping UN facial recognition standGlenn Petersen-December 3
79China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West Beijing’s pursuit of contrGlenn Petersen1December 3
78China launches mandatory face scans for mobile users By Annabelle Timsit QuartGlenn Petersen-December 1
77The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information Glenn Petersen-November 26
76 Uber Pressured to Begin Collecting Driver Biometrics in London richardred1November 25
75Police can keep Ring camera video forever and share with whomever they’d like, AGlenn Petersen1November 24
74EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System WorGlenn Petersen1November 15
73India is trying to build the world's biggest facial recognition system By JGlenn Petersen2November 9
72Revisiting NSA Spying by Alex Tabarrok Marginal Revolution November 6Glenn Petersen1November 6
71Surveillance Capitalism: Frontline Explores A.I. & Social Media [tweet]Ron1November 5
70Gaggle Knows Everything about Teens and Kids in School Through Surveillance buzzRon-November 4
69I got hung up a few times while listening to the podcast. As an alternative, FrGlenn Petersen1November 3
68Couldn't get to the end of the opening commercials but thanks.T'Munney-November 3
67h/t Old_Sparky Joe Rogan talks to Edward Snowdon. Very interesting and articulaGlenn Petersen-November 3
66Porch Pirates. Surveillance and Social Media theatlantic.comRon1November 3
65Motorola, known for cellphones, is fast becoming a major player in government suGlenn Petersen1November 1
64“Using video footage, emotion recognition technology can rapidly identify criminDinoNavarre-November 1
63I wonder how companies like SAIL will fit into the Surveillance state...??? PaDinoNavarre-October 24
62Crazy..... [tweet]DinoNavarre1October 24
61How Photos of Your Kids Are Powering Surveillance Technology Millions of FlickrGlenn Petersen1October 20
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