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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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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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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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Technological Surveillance - Technological Surveillance In an age where instant communication and technology provide easy and ready access to information, the society and the individual is caught between two very controversial principles- open information and privacy. The perceptions and expectations of privacy are rapidly changing as a result of current developments in surveillance technologies. The question is are these new surveillance technologies endangering the values and morals of our democratic society, the society we have worked for many centuries to achieve....   [tags: Papers] 1076 words
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Satellite Surveillance - Satellite Surveillance I. Preface My interest in satellite surveillance did not really appear to after I saw the movie "Enemy of the State" in 1998. The synopsis of the movie is: Robert Dean (Will Smith) is a labor lawyer who is unknowingly in possession of evidence related to a serious politically motivated crime. Government agents eager to hide their guilt believe that Dean is on to them, and proceed to turn his life upside-down, ruin his reputation, and frame him for various incidents, thanks to the latest in high-tech government surveillance techniques....   [tags: Satellites Weapons Technology Essays]
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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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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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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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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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Video Surveillance Systems for State University - ... Currently, video surveillance is provided at open dorm and learning center locations on campus. The infrastructure of these systems is analog, which uses coaxial cabling, with recorded playback of CCTV (Closed-circuit Television) cameras through hard drive recorders called DVMRE (Digital Video Multiplexer Recorder with Ethernet). According to the college Audio Video Manager, due to the thickness and inflexibility of the coaxial cabling, the current implementation of analog systems have been more difficult and time consuming to install than the CAT6 (Category 6) cabling for our IP (Internet Protocol) networks....   [tags: School Safety, Security] 1035 words
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Public Video Surveillance - Public Video Surveillance INTRODUCTION Today’s technology has changed the way we live. It has changed the way that we view the environment, act when out in public, and the way we go about doing our daily task. Computers have greatly increased our capabilities to achieve our goals much faster. Human interaction between people has decreased because of this technology. The changes continue daily with an endless stream of new ideas and ways of doing things. There seems to be no end in site. This technology is also changing our moral and ethical values along with the way we employ them....   [tags: Cameras Privacy Issues] 1419 words
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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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Terrorism, Surveillance, and Radio-Transmitters - Terrorism, Surveillance, and Radio-Transmitters       ABSTRACT: This paper is an introduction into the discussion of different types of surveillance equipment. The paper centers on different intelligence agencies worldwide that use surveillance equipment, the types of information they need, and how they go about gathering the information. There is also a discussion on the most common type of surveillance equipment used by intelligence agencies, the radio transmitter. The transmitter is described in detail and its myriad of uses in surveillance are illustrated....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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 promote productivity....   [tags: Security Work Environment Essays]
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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: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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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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Technology - 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: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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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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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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Electronic Surveillance: The FBI Carnivore Program - Electronic Surveillance: The FBI Carnivore Program Is Big Brother watching our every computer move. Is the government (FBI, specifically) reading and filtering our email and where we go on the web. According to the critics of the FBI’s new CARNIVORE program, the answer is a resounding “yes”. However, according to FBI spokesperson John Collingwood (in a letter to the LA Times on August 7, 2000), CARNIVORE is not a government-backed spy program to invade the privacy of US citizens--it is an effective weapon (similar to phone taps) in the war against crime....   [tags: Papers] 660 words
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Surveillance Techniques of New Technologies Demand Rethinking of Online Behaviour - Daily usage of the new media technologies like updating our Facebook profile over the internet offer a vast set of opportunities, which are already integrated into our life, but nevertheless the services of these technologies require to expose information about ourself, which are sent over unknown data highways, cached and stored in diverse memory locations and, most of all, read and transferred by many unknown connection points. We are not fully aware of what happens until our data are saved at the desired location, neither do we know what happens with our data....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Do new technologies of surveillance encourage self regulation - 2. Do new technologies of surveillance encourage self-regulation. Discuss A fundamental dimension of modernity is the emergence of coordinated administrative power. The nation state is the prime site if such power but is also a part of modern organisations in general. Administrative power is based upon the control of information. Administrative power is enforced through surveillance where information is routinely used to monitor the activities of a subject population. No less than capitalism or industrialism, surveillance is a tool in levering the modern social world further away from traditional modes of socialisation....   [tags: essays research papers] 726 words
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Essay on Internet Privacy - Carnivore, and the Power Of FBI Surveillance - Carnivore: The Power Of FBI Surveillance       Abstract:  This paper provides an analysis of the privacy issues associated with governmental Internet surveillance, with a focus on the recently disclosed FBI tool known as Carnivore. It concludes that, while some system of surveillance is necessary, more mechanisms to prevent abuse of privacy must exist.   Communication surveillance has been a controversial issue in the US since the 1920's, when the Supreme Court deemed unwarranted wiretaps legitimate in the case of Olmstead v United States....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Different Modes in Intelligence Surveillance in the United States - DIFFERENT MODES IN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE IN THE UNITED STATES Information operations conducted in the enemy’s backyard will assist in achieving specific strategic and tactical objectives. The flexibility to change any perspective provides commanders with a deeper insight into the dynamics of target appreciation. Having the ability to understand a target system provides commander’s with the analytical tools to decipher diverse categories of complex surveillance. The end result of the different modes of intelligence surveillance could lead to a variety of improved protocol, or a resolution to a problem....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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Privacy - It's Time to Control the Use of Electronic Surveillance - It's Time to Control the Use of Electronic Surveillance       How would you feel if every move you make, every word you say, every number you dial on the telephone, could easily be accessed or monitored by just about anyone in the world. Well, chances are that you and me and many others are currently, or have been, victims of this infringement on privacy. With today's ever growing technology, there is little one can do to ensure privacy in normal, every day life. Even though many benefits have come with this increased technology, the inherent loss of privacy scares many....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Surveillance in Foucault's Panopticism and Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron - Surveillance in Foucault's Panopticism and Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron Ever feel as though someone is watching you. You know that you are the only one in a room, but for some reason you get an eerie feeling that you are not alone. You might not see anyone, but the eyes of a stranger could be gazing down on you. In Foucault's "Panopticism," a new paradigm of discipline is introduced, surveillance. No one dares to break the law, or do anything erroneous for that matter, in fear that they are being watched....   [tags: Panopticism Harrison Bergeron]
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Surveillance and Information Gathering:the Role of the Nation State, Military and Citizenry - Within any society, information gathering and surveillance mechanisms exist. The sophistication of this information gathering varies, but at all levels; the information gathered can be received voluntarily or involuntarily. The collection of information, whether it is surveillance received at a traffic road crossing, or satellite images from outer space, occurs every day. Everyday life is subject to monitoring, checking and scrutinizing. To find a place or an activity, which is shielded from some kind of surveillance device is difficult....   [tags: Politics] 3298 words
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In Praise of Big Brother: Why We Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Government Surveillance - Part I: James Stacey Taylor's article, "In Praise of Big Brother: Why We Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Government Surveillance" begins reviewing the concept of "Big Brother" as it was originally presented in George Orwell's 1984. The Big Brother started off as a fictional character in 1984-- a dictator of Oceania within a totalitarian state. Set within a society in which everyone is under complete surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens, the people are constantly reminded of this by the phrase “Big Brother is watching you” (Wikipedia) ....   [tags: privacy]
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The Patriot Act - The Patriot Act In the wake of September 11, many things happened very quickly. Along with the beginning of a '"'war'"' against terrorism, an act was passed to help prevent future terrorism in the USA. The name of this is the USA Patriot Act. The act legalizes many surveillance techniques that were once prohibited. The act has been passed without debate, and the new privileges given to our government have not been thoroughly examined. The law enforcers of our country are now capable of monitoring the citizens in ways most people are not aware of....   [tags: USA Terrorism Surveillance Wire Tapping] 1144 words
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The world of Biometric Security - The world of Biometric Security Biometrics is methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic. Some of the features measured in biometrics identification that I will include in this paper are: fingerprints, retina, face, signature, and voice scans. Biometric technologies are quickly becoming the foundation for a large array of highly secure identification and personal verification techniques. As the level of security and transaction fraud increases, the need for more secure identification and personal verification technologies also increases....   [tags: Biometric Security Surveillance Papers]
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Global Privacy… Are You Being Watched?? - Global Privacy… Are You Being Watched?. Introduction Privacy has grown to become an intensely complex and important human rights topic in the information age. The right to privacy underlines human dignity. One of the first privacy laws can be traced back hundreds of years, to 1361, when England enacted the Justice of the Peace Act, which allowed the arrest of eavesdroppers and peeping toms.1 About every country in the world explicitly recognizes a right of privacy in their constitution, allowing people to have a right to home communication secrecy and inviolability at the very least....   [tags: Surveillance Technology Essays]
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Smile, You’re On Camera - Mitchell Gray’s paper “Urban Surveillance and Panopticism: will we recognize the facial recognition society?” analyzes the effects of the use of facial recognition surveillance devices as a reaction to perceptions of “insecurity” in urban environments. Mitchell Gray views facial recognition systems as “part of an attempt to reduce insecurity through knowledge and vision, but, paradoxically, their use may add to insecurity by transforming society in unanticipated directions.” Facial recognition, he insists, will expand the disciplinary power of panoptic surveillance into the present-day urban environment....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four - Quickly Becoming Reality - Eric Blair wrote the novel 1984 under the pseudonym George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty Four’s original title was The Last Man in Europe, however, the title was changed for unknown purposes. It has been speculated that the change in title was done because it was a mere reversal of the last two digits of the year it was written. The novel was first received with conflicting acclamations and criticisms. Some reviewers disliked its dystopian satire of the class system, the power struggles of world leaders, nationalism, totalitarian regimes, and bureaucracy, while others panned it as nihilistic prophesy on the downfall of humankind....   [tags: George Orwell, 1984] 2959 words
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The Patriot Act - The USA PATRIOT Act which stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, was proposed by the Bush administration’s antiterrorism to congress on September 19, 2001 one week after the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11. The Patriot Act was passed by The House of Representatives on October 2nd, 2001 and was then passed by the Senate on October 4,2001 with both the Democrats and Republicans supporting it. This act passed in the House of Representatives by a margin of 357 to 66 and passed in the Senate by a margin of 98 to 1 with only one senator, Russell Feingold, a Democrat from Wisconsin, voted against it saying “ I have asked for time to speak on the Senate floor about the anti-terrorism bill before us....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Brainwashing of Constituents in George Orwell's "1984" - Eric Blair wrote the novel 1984 under the pseudonym George Orwell. The original title of 1984 was The Last Man in Europe, however, the title was changed for unknown purposes. It has been speculated that the change in title was done because it was a mere reversal of the last two digits of the year in which it was written. The novel was first received with conflicting acclamations and criticisms. Those who provided acclamation for the novel believed that it portrayed the impending possibility of the future and what it might bring....   [tags: George Orwell, 1984, government,] 3231 words
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Article Analysis: Infection Control in Home Care -   Introduction The article Infection Control in Home Care was given by Emily Rhinehart in April 2001. This article is about the home care and infection control in the United States of America. This article stated that, in the past decades, the scope and intensity of home care have increased, whereas the strategies and prevention solutions of infection surveillance and control efforts have fallen behind (Rhinehart, 2001). Lack of applicable and consistent methods for surveillance and acute-care practices of prevention are needed to control infections....   [tags: Health Care ]
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ms - The International Monetary Fund is an international organization which involves 184 member countries, and it is located in Washington D.C. It was established in 1945 in order to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements. It also fosters economic growth and high level of employment. Another propose of the IMF is to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease the balance of payments adjustment. Since the IMF has been established, its purposes haven’t been changed, but its operations such as surveillance, financial assistance, and technical assistance, have been developed in order to meet the needs of the countries that are members of the IMF, and that are in an evolving world economy....   [tags: essays research papers] 437 words
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Cameras in Schools - Cameras in Schools Surveillance in schools has become more popular, not only for safety reasons, but also to monitor the classrooms and teachers. In recent years, violent episodes in schools in Arkansas, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states have led educators and legislators to make safe schools a priority. The only problem with making the schools safer is how to make them safer without people feeling violated. Some programs to decrease the violence and inappropriate behavior rates are character education and peer meditation; however, this is not enough....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Patriot Act is Detrimental to the Rights of American Citizens - Over two hundred years ago, the founding fathers of this great nation signed their names to the Declaration of Independence, sending a message to Great Britain that they were tired of being subservient to a monarch who had no respect for his people. These extraordinary men understood the concept of liberty and embraced it with great passion. They were all too familiar with the consequences of a government with excess power. In order to prevent America from returning to the ways of Great Britain, they crafted one of the greatest documents ever written, the Constitution of the United States of America....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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We Are Big Brother's Reality Television Star - Today, the American people are obsessed with reality television. Television shows such as, So You Think You Can Dance and The Bachelorette are just two examples of the fifteen reality or unscripted shows that placed on the Top 20 Highest Rated Television Programs in 2010 (Carter). What Americans fail to realize is they too are the stars of their own reality television show. Although their actions are not being broadcasted to the rest of the country, American citizens are still being monitored by the government through wire taps, GPS locators and cameras....   [tags: Film]
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The Mutual Relationship Between Technology and Society - I am interested in exploring the mutual shaping relationship between technology and society through an integrated development perspective. During my postgraduate study of science and technology studies (STS) in University of Edinburgh, I followed the mutual shaping route and briefly touched the problems of integrated development in two researches, “Understanding Local Circumstances of Surveillance on ICT Applications in China” and “The Mutual Shaping History of Agricultural Technology, Social Condition, And Public Policy in China”....   [tags: Technology/Society] 2504 words
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Use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Workplace - Use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the Workplace Introduction The next generation approaching adulthood has a new challenge; growing up during the technological revolution and believing being monitored is way of life. Generation Y, as they are termed, will grow up thinking it is normal for video cameras to be on every street corner, at work, automatic teller machines, and one day in every home as a security device. They may grow up having “Big Brother” in the workplace applying constant pressure on them to prove they are productive....   [tags: Philosophy Ethics] 2090 words
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Finding the Balance Between Privacy and Security - Clearly, the United States is in unfamiliar territory when it comes to combat- ing counter-terrorism with technology. The founding fathers could not foresee the technological advances, and the complications that arose from them. Under- standably, the United States law enforcement is having a rough time reconciling the constitutional rights a orded to its citizens, while protecting them from a terrorist threat. Initially, the government struggled with this balance. What brought these laws on in the rst place was the lack of balance; security dominated privacy during the Vietnam War to an unacceptable point....   [tags: Security] 1785 words
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Telescreens And Technology In 1984 - Through out George Orwells 1984, the use of telescreens is very efficient and effective for the Party. On the other hand it plays a very hard role on our main character, Winston. Through out the novel, he lives in fear of the telescreen and is ultimately taken by the mighty power that is the Party, all in help by the telescreen. The watchful eye of the telescreen is not totally fiction though, in many places it all ready exists.Winston is a worker who's job is to change history to make sure that its "correct" by the Parties standards....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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The Morality of CCTV - The Morality of CCTV Closed-circuit television is widely used in England as a deterrent to crime. It is also used sparingly in Scotland, Times Square, and Atlantic City. The idea is to capture crimes or images of potential criminals on video surveillance tape so that the criminal can be identified. The dilemma of this practice comes from the moral conflict it creates. Do the civil liberties and privacy issues that are taken away justify the protection and safety that CCTV provides. This paper will look at the moral, statistical, and ethical issues of CCTV....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Closed Circuit Essays]
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No Online Privacy in America - No Online Privacy in America Along with its many benefits, the march of technology makes an encompassing surveillance network seem almost inevitable. We owe much of the privacy we have enjoyed in the past to a combination of immature technology and insufficient manpower to monitor us. But these protective inefficiencies are giving way to efficient technologies of data processing and digital surveillance that threaten to eliminate our privacy. Already we are tracked by our credit-card transactions, our passes through the fast-lanes at toll booths, our cell phone calls....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1596 words
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Doctoral Degree in International Health - I am pursuing a doctoral degree in international health because I believe it is the next important step in my career in public health research. I have a passion for research, I enjoy the disease detective work, and I think there are still many important public health problems that are yet unsolved. I have been working at the Centers for Disease Control for 7 years, and my experiences have provided hands-on application of public health research conducted in often challenging, resource-limited settings....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1346 words
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Singapore - How might the Singapore society differ were it not for these technologies – would the society be more or less heavily regulated. Lee recommends analysing politics and society by addressing how power struggles and relations were played out in the pre-Internet era, namely the maintenance of political control via public support (2005: 74). Foucault defines ‘governmentality’ as the point of contact where the technologies of power interact with the governed. This spurs Lee to postulate that, in order to retain power in the Internet era, 'governments need to be actively involved in shaping the design as well as the societal, cultural and regulatory environment in which the Internet and other new media technologies operate' (2005: 75)....   [tags: Singapore Politics, Government] 1910 words
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Granny Cams - Video surveillance systems are quickly becoming an affordable and efficient way to ensure vulnerable seniors stay safe when in the care of others, whether it is an in-home caretaker, nursing home, hospital or other type of managed care facility. A granny cam can also provide a clear picture of how an elderly person is getting along on their own, or it can capture mistreatment. Most experts estimate between 1 million and 2 million elderly Americans have experienced abuse or neglect. However, the Senate Special Committee on Aging believes the number of victims may actually be closer to 5 million, which means five additional cases may exist for every one reported....   [tags: Health Care] 1138 words
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