Online Privacy : Open Link

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Brandon Joyce Dr. Bradley J. Fest ENGCMP 0200 20 March 2017 Online Privacy: Open Link in a New Incognito Window? Imagine you are at your local outlet mall with some friends, browsing around and make a few purchases here and there. You are enjoying a nice relaxing time with some close friends with no responsibilities to worry about. But did you notice the strange man wearing all black following you around and taking notes on your every move? He noted everything down from what you purchased and even to what you briefly looked at even for a mere second. An innocent day out with your friends was fully documented; you have become a prisoner of public surveillance. Many people fear that a similar situation is happening with their internet…show more content…
He is showing here that the modernization of Foucault’s disciplinary societies are in fact the control societies he describes. The United States Patriot Act - Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 - expands the government 's ability to perform searches among US citizens. The Act was passed shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks for what seemed like a suitable reason at the time. Its goals were to intensify domestic security and extend the powers of law-enforcement agencies in order to prevent terrorist attacks. Those who support the Act say that is has been extremely influential in the arrests of numerous terrorists; whereas, non-supporters counter that the act gives the government too much power. “The general juridical form that guaranteed a system of rights that were egalitarian in principle was supported by these tiny, everyday, physical mechanisms, by all those systems of micropower that are essentially nonegalitarian and asymmetrical that we call the disciplines” (Foucault 204). What Foucault is saying her supports that the
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