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The FBI wants to watch you on Facebook, Twitter, and Skype

George Orwell was an optimist. After seeing the privacy-shattering updates that the FBI wants top websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google to implement, I’m wondering if his dystopic 1984 didn’t go far enough. After all, in mythical Oceania, it was …
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Big Brother? Google’s new privacy policy creates one massive database of your most private info (Yahoo! News)

Technology : Today in Tech (3 years ago)

Yahoo! News - Ever since George Orwell wrote his novel 1984 over sixty years ago, people have been on the look out for the all-knowing Big Brother. But few would have expected the role of Big Brother to be assumed by search giant ... Read Post

George Orwell's Biggest Fear Went Far Beyond Big Brother

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

The totalitarian surveillance state imagined in George Orwell 's " 1984 " is often cited to describe government encroachments on privacy, which is why the recent National Security Agency leaks led to a spike in sales of the dystopia... Read Post

Your Facebook Friends Are Watching You—Did We Just Move Closer to 1984?

Technology : TechCrunch (4 years ago)

George Orwell's novel 1984 begins with Winston Smith, the main character, seeing posters saying BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. In 2010, that could be replaced with FACEBOOK IS WATCHING YOU. Or rather, YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK ARE WATC... Read Post


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