Analysis Of George Orwell 's 1984

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We live in a world of technology. It surrounds us like a cloud or a blanket of information and connectivity. Every day governments around the world are using more private surveillance tactics. The US government is heavily tapping into this cloud of information and the public 's privacy is being reduced and we are inching closer and closer to constant, total surveillance. In George Orwell’s novel 1984, those who aren’t living on the street live under constant surveillance. Those fortunate enough to live in one of the decrepit apartment buildings sacrifice their privacy and their freedom, while working for the government that controls them. Telescreens monitor everything, while people are forced to live in awful conditions.…show more content…
When these sites were publicly questioned to whether or not they participated in blanket civilian monitoring programs they were all similarly grossly offended, yet they offer any data on any specific person the government requested if they desire to cooperate or if it is required by law. All of them responded with the same information, just formatted differently. For example; CEO Mark Zuckerberg, stated "Facebook is not and has never been part of any program to give the U.S. or any other government direct access to our servers." The government reports that they never collect data on its country citizens from any source automatically, nor in bulk. This is due to the fact that company lawyers must review the request for the information and so on. Lack of full access to these sites doesn’t rule out the possibility that our government is collecting data from its citizens inside the country on a semi constant stream via these sites. All of the sites aforementioned and many more sell huge amounts of customer data to advertisers and anyone else they chose to do business with, they have no current lawful obligation to disclose whom they do business with or any of aforementioned business. Is the government collecting this information 24/7 without court order, without regulation? It is not currently possible to know. The government is passing more laws giving internet providers explicit access to its user’s data, and legalizing

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