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The Positive Effect of Surveillance Cameras - The surveillance camera plays a significant role to prevent crimes by warning the criminal that their unlawful activity will be filmed on cameras. Therefore, the police can easily arrest them and bring them back to justice. It helps providing useful evidence for trials and makes the prosecution easier. The major advantage of using surveillance cameras is to protect property from theft and vandalism, and ensures public safety. Using surveillance cameras in public places is very important, the cameras are capable to snap picture form far away, and it will help to investigate unlawful activity such as robbery, kidnapping, car accident, murder and drug dealing....   [tags: Surveillance Cameras]
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Aspects and implication of Cyberspace Surveillance Technologies - The three most thought about aspects of a surveillance society, would be; from one side it protects and monitors, but on the other hand in order to achieve its protection functions, certain boundaries of privacy are crossed. Some would argue that it is governments demand for more power over people, a disciplinary technique; the fact that people are more likely to behave if they had known they had been under a certain amount of supervision. But not all of the time can this be beneficial to them; questions are asked of whether the success of it, rationalize for existence radical surveillance technologies....   [tags: Surveillance Behavior]
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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - Domestic Surveillance Citizens feeling protected in their own nation is a crucial factor for the development and advancement of that nation. The United States’ government has been able to provide this service for a small tax and for the most part it is money well spent. Due to events leading up to the terrifying attacks on September 11, 2001 and following these attacks, the Unites States’ government has begun enacting certain laws and regulations that ensure the safety of its citizens. From the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 to the most recent National Security Agency scandal, the government has attempted and for the most part succeeded in keeping domestic safety under...   [tags: domestic surveillance, Edward Snowden]
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Video Surveillance for Safer Cities - Urban surveillance has been on the rise in the past 20 years, and the balance of privacy and security is quickly changing. Closed Circuit television (CCTV) has been used for highly industrialized nation since the late 1950s, in Sean P. Hier’s Risky spaces and Dangerous Face: Urban Surveillance, Social Disorder and CCTV emphasized on Jeremy Bentham’s panoptical supervisions and will be a reoccurring theme in this essay. Betham efforts in the dynamics of panoptic video surveillance systems are essential in find ways to create a controlled population with the idea of not being aware of when your are being watched....   [tags: jeremy bentham, urban surveillance, cctv]
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Mass Electronic Surveillance and Social Order - The internet has added another dimension to the existing mass surveillance done by the government and the corporate. Recent development in the way in which internet has digitized our life has heightened the discussion of mass surveillance amongst the scholars. And today with the Snowden leak this issue has found a space in the public discussion. The mass surveillance has been in discussion amongst these groups because it contributes to some sort of social order such as giving citizens protection and certain social benefits on one hand at the same time keeping the masses under control on the other (Lyon, 2001)....   [tags: technology, the internet, surveillance]
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The NSA Surveillance Constitutionality: Edward Snowden - On June 6, 2013 the details of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance activities where given by Edward Snowden to the public; raising concerns of Americans about their privacy. Edward Snowden, a former employee of the NSA, gave the alarming details of surveillance programs in his interview on how the NSA accesses our emails, calls, internet activity, and anything else that is related to technology. In this system of surveillance the NSA can gather data from companies and tap the cables that are vital for moving around information from technological devices, they may also use their relationships with technology companies to get emails or information straight from U.S....   [tags: privacy, surveillance, government]
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Mass Surveillance and the Panopticon Analysis - In Michael Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish”, the late eighteen century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham's model of Panopticon was illustrated as a metaphor for the contemporary technologies of mass surveillance. Originally derived from the measures to control “abnormal beings” against the spreading of a plague, the Panopticon is an architecture designed to induce power with a permanent sense of visibility. With a tower in the center, surrounded by cells, the prisoners can be monitored and watched at any given time from the central tower....   [tags: Foucault’s theory, surveillance system, privacy]
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Government Surveillance vs Personal Privacy - Today, individuals are sacrificing privacy in order to feel safe. These sacrifices have made a significant impact on the current meaning of privacy, but may have greater consequences in the future. According to Debbie Kasper in her journal, “The Evolution (Or Devolution) of Privacy,” privacy is a struggling dilemma in America. Kasper asks, “If it is gone, when did it disappear, and why?”(Kasper 69). Our past generation has experienced the baby boom, and the world today is witnessing a technological boom....   [tags: Costs of NSA Surveillance]
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Airport Surveillance Systems - CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 2 2. CAPABILITIES OF ASR – 11 3 2.1.1 PRIMARY SURVEILLANCE RADAR 3 2.1.2 MONOPULSE SECONDARY SURVEILLANCE RADAR (MSSR) 4 2.2 ROLES OF ASR – 11 PLAYS IN AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 5 2.3 LIMITATIONS OF ASR – 11 6 2.3.1 LIMITATIONS OF PSR AND MSSR 6 2.3.2 SOLUTIONS FOR ASR – 11 7 3. IMPACTS OF RADAR SYSTEMS FAILURE 8 3.1 CONSEQUENCES 8 3.1.1 AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 8 3.1.2 MILITARY OPERATIONS 9 3.1.3 AIRPORT OPERATIONS 9 3.2 CONTINGENCY PLANS AND PROCEDURES 10 4. CONCLUSION 11 REFERENCES 12   1. INTRODUCTION Digital Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR – 11) is digital terminal air traffic control surveillance radar, consisting of Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Monopulse...   [tags: Airport Surveillance Radar]
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The National Security Agency and The Surveillance Scandal - ... Classified information continued to surface thanks to former CIA member turned whistleblower, Edward Snowden. Snowden exposed the NSA and other private organization for the mass collections of surveillance data and privacy violations taking place throughout the U.S. and other parts of the country. The first program revealed was PRISM, which is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program. Launched in 2007 by the NSA, PRISM is a government code name for a data-collection effort known officially by the Signal Intelligence Activity Designator (SIGAD) US-984XN....   [tags: spied computer games, oreign surveillance] 1117 words
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Technological Surveillance - In the reading, Whitebread and Slogobin define technological surveillance as “techniques that enhance the ability to eavesdrop or spy on the activities of others” (book). Technological surveillance can be done in many different ways, which include listening in on you, tracking you, and watching you. Listening in on your conversations can be achieved through wiretapping and planting bugs. Wiretaps are the physical intrusion of your electrical wiring, while planting bugs entails placing an audio transmitting device on your persons or in your home....   [tags: Gathering Evidence, Listening, Surveillance]
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Surveillance Ensures Freedom: The Program Must Continue - The intelligence community has conducted surveillance operations on a domestic and international level for years. The methodology of surveillance operations has been the same for decades; to collect data and to interdict with plots carried out to cause harm, destruction and death. According to Mike Rodgers, the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the surveillance program has prevented over fifty terrorist attacks in the U.S and abroad. Technology has advanced tremendously since the Cold War era....   [tags: surveillance, nsa, intelligence community]
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Surveillance Robot with Obstacle Sensing and Motion Detector - The Proposed system focuses on the design and construction to make a design the robotic as in the base of Surveillance application. At the same all the things are done by human begins manually. The proposed system in case of low power consumption by ARM microcontroller. Proposed system in to two section which is Robotic section and monitoring section respectively. In the robotic section ultrasonic sensor is used for the obstacle detection .So the robotics keep its path for detection obstacles in the Rural region or Urban region....   [tags: Surveillance, Robots, Design, Construction]
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Surveillance and the right of privacy - Surveillance and the Right of Privacy Introduction to Surveillance: According to Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary, surveillance is defined as a “close kept watch over someone or something (as by a detective).” Surveillance has been used ever since the days of, “Follow that cab!” From their primitive state, surveillance techniques and technology have evolved. Policing agencies no longer need to use methods of surveillance such as listening through walls, looking through windows and over fences, and even sifting through a suspect’s garbage....   [tags: Research Surveillance Papers]
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Who’s Watching Whom? A Study of Interactive Technology and Surveillance, by Lee Humphrys - Who’s Watching Whom. A Study of Interactive Technology and Surveillance is a comprehensive essay written by Lee Humphrys looking into the effects of using social networking sites. Humphreys takes on the task of looking into many different issues over the course of this one year study. Lee Humphreys’ research looks into whether users feel safe and secure while using the site, and what they find to be strengths and weaknesses of the network. He hopes to understand to whom the shared information is going to and if those sharing the information know their true audience....   [tags: Surveillance of social networking sites] 1725 words
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We Need Electronic Surveillance - Our society would not survive in the 21st century without the help of electronic surveillance. Safety is one of the main purposes of electronic surveillance. Safety is the state of being secure and free from danger of any sort. Today, many would rather give up their privacy for safety (Smithsimon). In fact, surveillance gadgets such as cameras, radio tracking chips and house alarms are used in many places to ensure safety. For instance, a parent can easily place a hidden camera in a stuffed animal in order to see how the babysitter handles his or her child (Public Places Have Eyes)....   [tags: Privacy vs Electronic Surveillance]
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Government Surveillance vs Privacy - Is the American government trustworthy. Edward Joseph Snowden (2013) released to the United States press* selected information about the surveillance of ordinary citizens by the U.S.A.’s National Security Agency (N.S.A.), and its interconnection to phone and social media companies. The motion picture Citizenfour (2014), shows the original taping of those revelations. Snowden said that some people do nothing about this tracking because they have nothing to hide. He claims that this inverts the model of responsibility....   [tags: Communications Surveillance, 2015]
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Government Surveillance in America - As seemingly tangible evidence of a promising and greatly developed future society, technological advancement and innovation is typically celebrated and generously compensated by our contemporaries. In fact, individuals with a remarkable technological genius are deeply respected and almost venerated for their creations. Modern technology is, undeniably, used at the advantage of the American public, as it aids not only in disburdening the general population of the inconvenience of quotidian chores and in facilitating the accessibility of luxurious commodities to the lower classes but it also encourages the progression of the globalization of our society....   [tags: Privacy vs Government Surveillance]
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Government Surveillance vs Privacy - The 21st century has brought with it a myriad of technological advancements all designed to make the lives of the developed world much easier, faster, and more fun. These new technologies are not coming without their own set of costs, though. One of the greatest prices people may be paying for their technology is the high cost of the loss of privacy that may come with many of these devices. Jim Hightower, an author for Creators.com is very worried about what the new technological age will mean for privacy....   [tags: Government Surveillance Drones] 1538 words
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Electronic Surveillance: Who Is Watching You? - When one walks out the front door into the world, how aware and conscious are they of how often they are watched, tracked, and monitored. Through surveillance, everywhere one goes they are having their lives watched and invaded by prying eyes. Most people believe society needs electronic surveillance and that it is there to protect them. Others believe society does not need surveillance and worry about their privacy being invaded. Many argue about different issues relating to the costly use of surveillance....   [tags: Privacy vs Electronic Surveillance, 2015]
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Ethics of Surveillance - ... User data collection has become one of the most important components of market research. For example, online retailers can use data collected from a consumer’s purchase to target advertising on products that the consumer is most likely to buy. Additionally, tracking clicks and page views allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their marketing strategy. There is, however, also a dark side to these kind of data collection. Companies collecting user data are vulnerable to attacks in which these data are lost to the malicious attackers....   [tags: employees, data collection, utilitarian] 1069 words
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Surveillance in America - Orwell had a vision of a dystopia that had no freedom. His main goal was to picture “what might society be like when his son is his age, if the injustice and suffering he had witnessed during WWII continued unchecked” (Agathocleous 7). He was concerned for the welfare of his son. Wanting to make sure his son would grow up and not worry about things that he is given from birth. Orwell accuracy in his notions So, when asked about his dystopia Orwell’s only response was “a dark terrifying vision of a world without freedom”....   [tags: oceania, thought police, state control]
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The Effectiveness and Ethicality of Mass Surveillance - In the wake of the National Security Agency's (NSA) scandal of 2013, the principles and usage of surveillance programs have been debated on an international level. The debacle began when former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, released classified security files on the NSA's mass data surveillance programs to journalists at The Guardian, a British newspaper ("The Surveillance State..."). The contents of the leaks reveal intrusive programs, such as PRISM, that obtain large amounts of user data from American companies in the form of telephone numbers, emails, private documents, and videos, all in the name of preventing terrorist activity ("The Surveillance State...")....   [tags: National Security Agency, terrorism]
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The Growing Threat of Corporate Surveillance - In 1948, George Orwell wrote about a society in which individual privacy was nonexistent. In this society, which he imagined would become a reality in the 1980s, surveillance was foremost. Everything one did was under surveillance by “Big Brother”, an unseen figure who was always watching you. Surveillance in this society was imposed and malicious. Although this type of society has never fully become a reality in the Western world, changes in technology and media are indirectly bringing this imagined society, one of complete surveillance, to life....   [tags: Social Media]
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What exactly is a ‘surveillance society’? - What exactly is a ‘surveillance society’. The term is often used by the popular media to refer to the older more totalitarian notions of the ‘security state’ or Orwellian references to ‘Big Brother’ (Wood, 2009: 180). However, Wood points out that ‘surveillance societies’ exhibit immense cultural and geographical variety, in both historic and contemporary contexts, and need not exhibit totalitarian features (2009: 181). Wood acknowledges that more study of how societies encounter surveillance in order to determine the elements that operate at the different socio-spatial levels (2009: 189)....   [tags: Politics, Civil Liberties] 562 words
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Voyeurism and Surveillance: The Act of Performance - ... In all works, the gaze is associated with the idea of performance. The gaze comes with a number of definitions and yet it often seems to relate to the fact that the gaze heavily influences the way that one perceives the other. The Gaze theory is often associated with the male gaze and is used to explain the power relationship between two or more groups (Manlove 84). Therefore it leads to the performance of the individual. Sybil is a clear example of this idea of the performance. In the novel she is under the guise of Sybil Jones but is the daughter of the Walter Gerard....   [tags: united kingdom, vallentine, sally]
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The Use of Drones for Domestic Surveillance - ... This could one day lead to a reduction in deaths of lost children or outdoor adventurers .Also, the fact that before drones have even been given the freedom to survey for 24 hours a day, they are already showing themselves to be useful in regards to saving people. Another tool drones contain is the ability to carry out tasks autonomously (Chigwin “Home-grown Drone Finds ‘Missing’ Hiker; Search and Rescue Award Goes to Amateurs”). This ability allows more human resources to be devoted to tasks such as deciding where to search, and then pointing drones in that direction to carry out the order....   [tags: saving human lives, violating right of privacy]
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Government Surveillance For The Greater Good - Government Surveillance For The Greater Good With new advances in technology each day it’s becoming easier to communicate with each other. Talking to friends and family around the world has now become easier. Yet with all these new forms of communication there have been unpleasant side effects, since this new advanced technology is not only for harmless interaction it is also used to plot against governments and countries. Governments have found themselves under attack and have had to resort to monitoring their citizen’s online and phone activities....   [tags: Governement, Technology]
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NSA and DHS Surveillance Programs - ... After the attacks by terrorists on that Tuesday morning, video surveillance was now an issue of immediate and lasting importance. Enhancements to video surveillance programs included facial recognition programs which were used to match recorded faces of terrorists or criminals. As early as May 2002, the US Parks Service installed face recognition software at the video surveillance cameras at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Sydney International Airport installed SmartGate, an automated border crossing system used for all airline crew members scanning a face and a passport photo confirming the match in less than ten seconds....   [tags: balance between security and freedom]
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Surveillance Under The Bush Administration - Under the last couple of years America has withstand a very watchful eye from the government. Phone calls, e-mails, and even physical searches, have all been collected and done in numbers never seen before. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was established solely to prevent the government from getting out of hand with surveillance, especially the surveillance of innocent American people. However, after the attacks of 9/11 things changed drastically; and although FISA was enacted, President Bush changed the entire outlook on “foreign” intelligence surveillance that would soon lead to question if Americans really do have any privacy in their own country....   [tags: phone calls, e-mails, scrutiny]
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Deotological Perspective of State Surveillance - ... Therefore rights cannot exist in a paternal state then there is lawlessness, such that the precedence of good leads to contradiction in that it implies law based on happiness is not law. Utilitarianism outlook of mass surveillance The doctrine of utilitarianism, a teleological ethical system, which emphasizes what is good, is determined by the consequences of an action. Under this system it is feasible to use mass surveillance to protect citizens and infringe on citizens right to privacy. The greater good in sacrificing privacy, is to prevent and stop future terrorist acts such as 9/11, the Oklahoma city bombing or the Boston bombings from happing again....   [tags: ethics, terrorism, privacy] 1737 words
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Surveillance and Repression in 1984 - ... The party used different methods to keep society under control, such as putting the head of big brother in posters stating, “Big Brother is watching you” at every corner in the country. Such form of propaganda would scare society, which favor the party since the people were too afraid of getting caught that they would do as they were told and nothing else. However Big Brother’s head in a poster was not capable of completely watching society, for that reason the party introduced telescreens to the population....   [tags: George Orwell novel analysis] 1323 words
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Government Surveillance and Eduard Snowden - ... Citizens are being spied on for basic reasons: To keep tabs on terrorists and their affiliates, prevent local crime, and identify criminals and terrorists. The effects include citizen paranoia and lowered health, slowing government investment, and increased distrust and hatred for the government. Terrorists and criminals both have been captured due to online and real life monitoring of the people, however, innocent people have been mistaken and accused of crime and terror as well (Rossi, 119)....   [tags: trust, increased paranoia, civil liberties] 607 words
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Public Surveillance in the USA - 1. Introduction All the developed countries (developing countries are also in no way lagging behind) the incidence of the people being monitored under various surveillance systems is high of which closed circuit television system (CCTV) is gaining dominance. For instance, the UK has over 4.2 million of them, giving it a ratio of one for every 14 persons and the USA is reported to have been installing it on a rapid pace in every conceivable location as town centers, schools, public transportation systems etc with a spiraling budget estimated at $100 million....   [tags: CCTV, Privacy Rights, Right of Privacy]
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Government Surveillance of Library Patrons - The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees citizens the right to secure their home, papers, persons and effects from “unreasonable search and seizures,” a phrase that is often analogous with a person’s right to privacy. Additionally, the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights prevents the government from creating laws which inhibit or prevent a citizen’s right to speech and the free expression thereof. While such rights and privileges are held in highest regard, even these rights can be abridged when the greater good is at stake....   [tags: privacy, USA PATRIOT, intelligence, library]
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Internet: A Source of Surveillance - This essay will show that rather than the Internet being a guarantor of liberty it is more an intrusive source of surveillance. Mobbs (2003) defined internet surveillance as monitoring the everyday activities and communications of individual’s. Deibert, Rohozinski (2007) explained liberty as personal freedoms, being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on personal behavior or political views. According to Giddens (2009) while the Internet is a source of "stunning technology", not only used for shopping or as an educational tool, the Internet also enables communications across the globe opening up new friendships in the new world of cyberspace, where people fr...   [tags: Communication, Freedom, Privacy]
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The Issues With Public Surveillance - ... The cameras also store the video allowing it to be reviewed and potentially used as evidence, which is more reliable than relying on the recollection of a single person. Some people also feel secure in areas they know are monitored by cameras. When they are placed in areas that are prone to being more dangerous, such as at an ATM, someone who is using it does not have to worry as much about being robbed knowing that it is a monitored area. This potentially reduces crime in the area and gives people peace of mind....   [tags: video cameras for crime solving]
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Surveillance for Crime Prevention - Why do we as American's fear of becoming the victim of a crime. Reality is that we as individuals of the United States only have a two-percent chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime. Surveillance is starting to become high in demand for businesses, offices, and even inside and outside of homes solely because we are taught that crime is always happening to someone, somewhere. From personal experience, I feel as if surveillance cameras are not only one of the best ways to prevent crime, but it also increases the possibility to catch the individual(s) who choose to engage in a deviant act or actions....   [tags: violent crime, precautions]
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Surveillance Cameras: Invasion of Privacy - ... Security cameras can be found all over the mall from stores to the food courts to ensure safety. If we go back to six-seven years ago there was a shooting in the Muskogee Oklahoma mall didn’t have those cameras for proof of evidence the man convicted of shooting a child and other people would have a long trial but since they did they had all the proof they needed. Say like you in a parking lot and you minding your own business and people “think” your doing something illegal and you get falsely accused those cameras can help you in a good time but say if you were on the phone and the cameras had sound or a microphone to capture sound and here you over the phone the government can take t...   [tags: privacy, security cameras, safety]
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Domestic and Mass Surveillance - Domestic surveillance has been active in the United States for years now. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was the first step taken by our government to help secure our nation electronically. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 is a United States federal law which prescribes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance collection. Over the years domestic surveillance has evolved due to terrorists act on U.S soil. The September 11 attack in which four coordinated terrorist attacked the twin towers and pentagon that took place in New York and Washington, D.C....   [tags: Terrorism, Civil Liberties, Threat]
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Home Video Surveillance System - Most people think that video surveillance is most often used for ATM machines, schools, banks and gas stations to catch thieves in the act or for taping spouses that are behaving badly; but they are used for much more than that. They were first used in police stations for monitoring, in train stations, and to survey traffic flow. Insurance companies find them helpful regarding fraudulent claims. It is now very common for property owners to use surveillance cams to keep their rental homes secure and parents have used nanny cams for years to monitor their children, observe housekeepers or other domestic contractors....   [tags: Security] 688 words
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Internet Censorship and Surveillance - Internet censorship and surveillance are growing globally and it affects us regardless of the fact that as United States citizens we have more internet freedom than a lot of countries, but when these countries portray us as something we are not through censorship it contributes to a lack of understanding between countries and with misunderstanding comes hate. Whether you believe it or not there are many citizens of nations around the world that hate us simply because they do not understand us. The internet is an excellent tool to increase understanding around the world....   [tags: Government Policy, Cyber Intelligence]
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Surveillance and Privacy Issues - ... Today, we still don’t know how to treat Internet privacy. Legislation is being formulated to protect the public from these online peeping toms, but legislation is surely being written, or not written, to allow government agencies and corporations to gather secret information about the public as well. The Federal Trade Commission issued a report in 2000 asking Congress to pass a new law restricting the collection of personal information about adults on the Internet, outlining provisions including the regulation of how personal information that is gathered online, and only if there is an agreement, is used to prevent abuses....   [tags: social media, government, privacy, policies] 1006 words
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National Security Agency Surveillance - ... citizens from dangerous acts of terrorism. It is also important the NSA analyzes all metadata from all cell phone activity, as it is impossible to predict how an individual will be connected to a terrorist organization. The collection and analysis of the cell phone data of only known terrorists will result in large holes in NSA intelligence as well as in blind spots in our national defense. For the sake of national security, it is imperative that the NSA collects information about who in the United States called those numbers and examines that data to determine whether those calls were innocent or not....   [tags: violation of rights, terrorism prevention] 1883 words
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Intelligent Traffic Surveillance System - Abstract- Due to the traffic accidents over the last few years; the development of surveillance systems with multifunctional techniques has received increasing attention. The use of the smart camera is one solution to solve the traffic problems, Smart cameras are cameras that can perform tasks far beyond simply taking photos and recording videos. Intelligent Traffic Surveillance System (ITSS) is used to monitor the roads in preventing accidents at the same time finding what causes the accidents....   [tags: Traffic Safety ] 2568 words
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Surveillance Techniques - With the primary concern being that of illegal immigrants in flowing into, and residing within the city of Centervale, the following proposal will prove strategic as it will bring to light material regarding what is revered today as the most successful surveillance techniques available. The surveillance techniques of which will be proposed in this memo can be used for vehicle tracking, cell phone tracking, email, background checks, and computer surveillance techniques. While immigration issues tend to plague a myriad of towns, cities, and states, the issue is not one that is conceived as irrepressible; instead, utilizing some, or all of the techniques recommended in this proposal will allow...   [tags: ethical issues, law enforcement, centervale]
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Surveillance Cameras - Surveillance Cameras How are kids safe at night. Do they roam the streets without adult supervision. Are drug dealers taking over the streets. Are drivers nervous of everyone else’s bad driving habits. Although some believe law enforcement cameras invade privacy and disrupt everyday lives, cameras help keep citizens safe. “Police departments across Great Britain credit cameras with dramatic crime reduction, citing such impressive results as 75 percent drop in Airdrie, Scotland, a 68 percent reduction in Glasgow, Scotland, and a 57 percent drop in Northampton” (Taylor 44+)....   [tags: Law Enforcement]
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Surveillance Technologies - Farren and Gibb are correct when they say that the only things we can do about surveillance technologies is to get use to them. The advancement of the technology has come so far as to make it all but impossible to contain it. In a larger context this is because we depend on it in the first place. This dependence is encouraged by our own use of surveillance, tracking technologies and our voyeuristic desire to see ourselves and others. The need of these technologies in the commercial and governmental sectors is insatiable....   [tags: Security, Government Sectors, Commercial Sectors] 1657 words
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NSA Surveillance - In 2013, classified information from the US government was leaked out to major media outlets. The information revealed a mass surveillance of millions of civilians, including U.S citizens, undertaken by the National Security Agency (NSA) and their UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and distributed the information they gathered to other government agencies, such as the CIA and the FBI. This was not the first time an American government agency was caught spying on US citizens....   [tags: classified infirmation, leaked, US government]
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Closed-Circuit-Television and Surveillance - ... According to Cohen (2013) “Privacy is shorthand for breathing room to engage in the processes of boundary management that enable and constitute self-development. So understood, privacy is fundamentally dynamic. In a world characterized by pervasive social shaping of subjectivity, privacy fosters (partial) self-determination. It enables individuals both to maintain relational ties and to develop critical perspective on the world around them”. The advancement of technology is creating a cultural where it is acceptable for the individual to have a scarce relationship with privacy....   [tags: power and identity, cameras] 2301 words
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Mass Electronic Surveillance is an Invasion of Privacy - Introduction Privacy is central to our understanding of freedom of expression and thus on a larger scale democracy. Mass surveillance is an invasion of common man’s privacy. Recent development in the way in which technology can invade privacy has heightened the need for greater protection freedom of expression. However, a major problem in this area is that the public are not provided with adequate information to act against such invasion of their rights. To date, there has been little agreement to what extent mass surveillance should be allowed in the name of providing security to the citizen of the country and to what extent privacy of the citizens of other countries should be respected....   [tags: panoptic, big brother, snowden, citizens rights]
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Regulating Government Surveillance - ... As a republican president, Bush had ordered the National Security Agency to secretly eavesdrop on Americans in an effort to find the sources of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This seemed to be a huge problem for many people as the program was first completely secret and furthermore did not require court-approved warrants. This program last about 3 years. Many Democratic politicians during the time accused the White House of passing down to much power to the N.S.A, allowing them to break domestic and international laws....   [tags: terrorism, defense, rights] 902 words
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Is Government Surveillance a Violation of the Fourth Amendment - The government is always watching to ensure safety of their country, including everything and everyone in it. Camera surveillance has become an accepted and almost expected addition to modern safety and crime prevention (“Where” para 1). Many people willingly give authorization to companies like Google and Facebook to make billions selling their personal preferences, interests, and data. Canada participates with the United States and other countries in monitoring national and even global communications (“Where” para 2)....   [tags: crime prevention, privacy, personal data]
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The Surveillance Operations of the National Security Agency - ... Instead of hidden cameras or microphones they use telescreens placed right in the wall. Even though “the patrols did not matter” (Orwell 21) and the agents of the Thought Police who were really the most dangerous worked deep undercover, helicopters were still used to create an atmosphere of constantly being watched. The Big Brother propaganda is placed everywhere, even in apartment buildings as a reminder that you are being watched. Even individual activities are discouraged. As Winston says, “it was assumed that when he was working, eating, or sleeping he would be taking part in some kind of communal recreation” (Orwell 186) A goal of the Party is to never allow anyone the relief or sec...   [tags: the right to privacy] 1939 words
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The Importance of Technology Surveillance to Minimize Crime - Table of Contents Table of Contents...............................................................................................................................2 1. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 2. Problem Analysis……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5 3. Requirement Specifications……………………………………………………………………………………………….7 4. Preliminary Design…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….8 5. Preliminary Schedule……………………………………………………………………………………………………….10 6. Conclusions………………………………………………………………………………........................................11 References………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….12 1. Introduction Technology has become more important in...   [tags: user, security organization and the system]
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Backlash of the Leak of NSA Surveillance Programs - It is the way of life in this age, to search the internet for leisure, research and general amusement. When you are not able to communicate with someone face to face, you pick up the phone. When you venture out of your house for any reason and into populated areas, you are recorded by businesses, photographed by red light cameras, and recorded by traffic cameras. The government has the capacity to watch all of this use. Last year, Edward Snowden’s leaked documents proved it that Big Brother is indeed watching....   [tags: Patriot Act, Edward Snowden]
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Video Surveillance Systems for State University - With recent events that have taken place on campuses across the nation, campus security has been brought to the forefront of the State University agenda. Although it is impossible to guarantee total safety at any location where groups of individuals accumulate, students, faculty, and staff should feel just as safe on the college campus as they would at any gathering. There are many aspects to campus security implementation; therefore, separate initiatives will be combined to ensure that maximum security is provided....   [tags: School Safety, Security] 1035 words
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National Security Agency: Global Surveillance - ... The next section of the text says, “Surveillance of Americans’ electronic activities, opponents contend, violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (pg.7).” The evidence is showing how the opponents find these metadata searches unreasonable. However, in the NSA’s counterargument to this is that they have a probable cause to protect this country from terrorists and to keep each individual safe. The only way to successfully and orderly do that is too surreptitiously spy in on citizens’ private goings....   [tags: violations, terrorists, private] 829 words
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The Increase of State Surveillance in the United States and United Kingdom - ... From this examination of state surveillance through ethical systems, a conclusion of whether it is ethical or unethical will be apparent. What do ethics refer to. Ethics is a system of moral principles that affect how individuals formulate decisions and lead their lives. Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy. Ethical issues conversely according to are difficult social questions that contain controversy over what is the right thing to do (Pollock, 2012, pg14)....   [tags: ethical, privacy, power] 521 words
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The Role of Post-Marketing Surveillance in Clinical Trial - ... PEM uses a questionnaire to gather information from each patient's general practitioner who prescribe a new drug and clarify about any events that physicians may have experienced since beginning treatment with the drug. Also, PEM can be performed for follow up on event of interest. Large automated database can be applied in cohort studies to distinguish users of a new drug and an suitable corresponding control cohort treated with conventional drugs. These databases are adjustable to computerized processing and may give large sample sizes....   [tags: new drug process]
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The Pros and Cons of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - ... [2] The Pros of FISA and Electronic Surveillance. The pros of electronic surveillance are extensive. The ability for agents of the United States Intelligence Community (IC) to intercept and process communications and information from foreign powers, agents of foreign powers, international terrorist organizations, and others who seek to engage in activities with such groups, provides the IC with a method to possess some of the most private and important information these groups seek to safeguard....   [tags: communications, balance, obstacles]
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NSA Surveillance: Does It Violate the Fourth Ammendment - ... "PRISM AND BOUNDLESS INFORMANT: IS NSA SURVEILLANCE A THREAT?" American Diplomacy (2013). Academic OneFile. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. This article tells the reader about the abuses and the threats of the PRISM program. It talks about how the secret NSA surveillance program violates our fourth amendment right. It also poses concern about storing too much information about a person. Hence, it’s a great source to research the flaws of the PRISM program. Stone, Geoffrey R. "Why the NSA Surveillance Program Is Unlawful Digg Share This on Facebook Huffpost - Stumble Reddit Del.ico.us RSS." The Huffington Post....   [tags: national security agency, the right to privacy] 1005 words
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Government Surveillance in the Digital Age - Government Surveillance in the Digital Age Imagine walking along a busy street in the middle of a sunny day. Also imagine that someone is following you around, videotaping everything you do. Disturbing thought. Even more disturbing is the fact that the United States government is already doing this, and it's perfectly legal. According to Robert Trigaux, a reporter for the St. Petersburg times, until August of 2014, in Ybor City, Florida, the Tampa Police Department used fourty-six surveillance cameras that scanned faces of all people walking around the entertainment district....   [tags: Privacy in the Digital Age]
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The Impact of Surveillance Technology on Privacy - The Impact of Surveillance Technology on Privacy               David Brin in The Transparent Society warns us of the future of privacy that is on the horizon.  With millions of cameras recording our every public move, who should have control of the information: companies and governments or we the citizens?  If we take a look at Brin's vision of our future, his solution to the problem, the role of ICTs and the Kelley Cam at IU, we can come to a conclusion that our privacy is on the line and we as citizens must act soon in order to keep our country's foundational liberties....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 1203 words
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Undergoing a Constant Surveillance when Applying for Ontario Works - This paper explores surveillance as a relevant topic that I frequently encountered while accomplishing my internship at Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS). I’ve chosen to review and discuss how recipients are undergoing a constant surveillance, documentation and scrutiny when applying for Ontario Works and while being on the assistance. There is a considerable body of literature in this area which indicates the complexity of surveillance and its profound detrimental impact on the applicants’ physical, psychological and spiritual well-being....   [tags: TESS, welfare system, OW]
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Government Surveillance of Internet Activity - Government Surveillance of Internet Activity 1. Background Back to late 1980s in China, some young people in college or research institute had a chance to surf the Internet through a fairly low speed, roughly routed World Wide Web connection. But a big surprise for them was that the Internet was a real freeway, a freeway escaping from strict government control, a freeway for people who wanted to see but couldn’t see and who wanted to say but couldn’t say. Stepping into the 21st century after more than a decade, the Internet service in China has already been almost the latest generation in the world....   [tags: Internet Web Computers Essays]
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Social Media and Privacy: Relationships and Online Surveillance - Online Surveillance The negative consequences of online surveillance are consistent media headliners cautioning users to be wise with their sensitive information. This research address both positive and negative outlooks of online surveillance. According to Lee Humphreys’ article “Who’s Watching Whom. A Study of Interactive Technology and Surveillance”, a yearlong experiment explored how people think about privacy and surveillance when using mobile social networks (Humphreys 2011, 575). In examining Google’s Dodgeball, a mobile service like foursquare that allowed users to provide their location-based information with others, they discovered that “most informants were not concerned about pri...   [tags: Internet, Privacy, Information]
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Should Public Schools Install Video Surveillance Cameras? - ... The following table summarized the DOJ’s conclusion about the pros and cons of videos cameras use in schools: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY PROS CONS Video Cameras • Good deterrence for outsiders who do not belong on campus, especially when used in conjunction with warning signs. • Strong evidence is preserved on tape • Less costly than human monitors. • Good documentation for liability claims. • The systems are expensive and can be logistically difficult to install. •Choosing the correct camera requires some technical knowledge....   [tags: safety on school campuses] 1889 words
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Mass Surveillance and Its Role in Promoting National Security - ... How can the pecuniary actions of the NSA be denounced when they are not even disclosed. Regardless, while it may be an initial investment, the money would be better spent ensuring national security than dealing with the repercussions of failing to. It is nearly impossible for Americans to hear the word “terrorism” without calling to mind the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in September 2011. Since then, the security sector of the United States government has undergone drastic changes in several ways....   [tags: complex information, Americans, Google]
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The Ethics of Workplace Surveillance - The Ethics of Workplace Surveillance You get to work, login, check your email, and examine the values of your stocks. Have you done something wrong. Should your manager care about what you do with those couple of minutes. Hypothetically, if you consider 48 working days per year, with 40 hours per weeks (totally 9,600 hours of work a year), then the daily five minutes of personal internet usage mounts to approximately 24 hours (three working days) of wasted company time. In a capitalist economy, such inefficiency impedes the goal to maximize profit; therefore, compelling businesses to turn to rigorous surveillance to discourage inappropriate use of company resources and to pro...   [tags: Security Work Environment Essays]
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Surveillance: A Welcome Necessity or a Frightening Imposition on Liberties - The increasingly pervasive presence of surveillance seems a peculiar and increasingly urgent feature of twenty-first century culture. Discussions about the need for national ID’s, the presence of surveillance cameras on street corners, recent concerns about phone tapping and listening into people’s conversations had been reflected in the popular media in movies such as “V for Vendetta”. However, using Foucault’s work on Panopticism, surveillance has always been a feature of early and late modern culture....   [tags: Film Review]
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Surveillance and Spying on the Home Front Since 9/11 - ... and since the government needs to take action they have the right constitutional power to try to intercept the communications to try to see if let's say this person making the call is a potential enemy. When the interviewer brings up the fourth amendment and how U.S. citizens have the right to not be apart of unreasonable search ad seizure. Yoo says the situation is reasonable; they are trying to find the enemies. Yoo says people should not make it more difficult for the government doing this because they are trying to stop future terrorist attacks from happening and more Al Qeada members coming into the U.S....   [tags: war, attack, enemy] 767 words
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Use of Infrared in Surveillance - Use of Infrared in Surveillance       Abstract:  This paper begins with an introduction into the discovery and description of infrared radiation by Sir William Herschel in 1800. It follows by describing various uses of infrared for surveillance purposes. The first application described is the role of infrared in active and passive Night Vision Devices (NVD's) for both military and recreational use. It describes the basic functions of these devices and the differences between the uses and benefits of both active and passive scopes....   [tags: Technology Essays]
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The NSA's Domestic Surveillance is Causing Catastrophic Effects - Imagine a world without privacy. Soon, that will be the world you live in. Did you know that every single webpage you visit on the internet is monitored by the National Security Agency. Every single google search, webpage visited, or even your emails, can be accessed, and you wouldn’t even know. Any benefits of surveillance by the NSA are far outweighed by the harms because it is not only unconstitutional and unethical, it is causing self-censorship among journalists, it is expensive, it damages national relations, it increases racial discrimination, and the impact against terrorism is minimal....   [tags: freedom of speech, terrorism, discrimination]
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Cyber Security and Surveillance: Bulk Data and Metdata - ... Background: The events of 9/11 brought out the issue of attack prevention and the transformation of America’s intelligence community. These technology advancements allow government agencies to pinpoint suspicious activities, identify relevant and useful patterns in data collection and create the ability to pursue leads that may prevent a future attack. Recently, it was alleged (by trusted sources) that the NSA built a surveillance system that has the capability to record and playback full telephone conversations of a foreign country....   [tags: nsa, collection, government] 848 words
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The Dangerous Rise of Government Surveillance: The Patriot Act - "The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter -- but the King of England cannot enter; all this force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement" (William Pitt the Elder). This idea of freedom and security against the government was the foundation for the United States when it was established in 1776. However, times have drastically changed since then....   [tags: USA Patriot Act, Government, Privacy]
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Improving Physical Security by Improving Indoor Security Surveillance - ... Challenges for video surveillance • Recording devices which are to be used in various corners of the inspection areas are very expensive devices. • It’s time-intensive and labour consuming task. • The camera footage grows exponentially in volume which makes it practically impossible to search events of interest within huge volumes of data. • Automated video analysis demands sophisticated machinery, software intelligence and complex computations and would be easily affected by factors like bad lighting, uniformed environments that has persons with same clothing, careful alignment of multi-camera systems....   [tags: design, architecture, video] 665 words
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Case Study: An Information System for Use in Surveillance Rounds - Case Study: An Information System for Use in Surveillance Rounds The equipment located in a facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) is monitored in order to ensure its safe operation. While critical components are continuously monitored and controlled by an automated system most of the non-vital support equipment is checked daily without the use of information technology (IT). Instead, technicians conduct surveillance rounds to check that equipment is operating properly within specified parameters....   [tags: Case Study]
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Government Surveillance Makes U.S. Citizens Uncomfortable - ... If giving up some personal information is what it takes to prevent the deaths of American people, then citizens should be obligated to do so. Some people argue that the NSA’s use of metadata collection is unconstitutional, and violates the Fourth Amendment. The Constitution only protects against “unreasonable” searches without probable cause (US Const. amend. IV.). In order to authorize a search on a particular individual, NSA analysts need to have a reasonable suspicion that there is a connection to a foreign terrorist organization (Turner)....   [tags: attacks, privacy, metadata] 823 words
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She Snoops to Conquer: Surveillance and the Right to Privacy - Employers these days are becoming more and more concerned about employee theft and are making sure that they minimize these kinds of activities by using sophisticated and high-tech devices. However, it is essential to be honest about the actions and it is equally important to provide privacy in any kind of workspace. In case 9.3, Jean Fanuchi is a manager of a shopping mall in jewelry department. Since there were many recent incidents of theft and shoplifting, she decided to install hidden cameras and microphones without her employees knowledge....   [tags: Ethics, Business]
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