Technology vs Privicy

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The author, Lori B Andrews, in the article “Technology and Fundamental Rights” states that “people had no rights to keep them alone because technologies could now track and record what they did.”(49)Technology helps to invading people’s lives. It makes people have no privacy. The act of surveillance was operating since the 20th century due to political and security purpose. In the book “1984”, citizens were monitored by telescreen, thought police and microphone. The government was in charge of controlling their minds. They were told what should they do and what should they aware of. Their privacy were totally disappear. Nowadays, government and companies are tracking people without people’s consents and awareness. When people go outside, they are monitored by security cameras, which are placed on streets, in shops, freeways…etc. When people stay at home to surf on the internet, their tracks are recorded by companies. The more surveillance technologies are invented, the more people’s personal information is recorded. There is no way that people can hide and protect their tracks. Thus, people have no privacy. With the invention of technology, people have no ways to escape from being monitored and exposing personal information at every moment. People’s every movement captured by security cameras and telescreen is inevitable. Living under surveillance cameras becomes part of people’s lives. Citizens get used to be captured by cameras every day. Although some people dislike living under monitoring, they have no rights and ways to get away from it. People should be inborn to look natural, behave well and hide evil face expression in front of security cameras. According to George Orwell in the book... ... middle of paper ... ...oblem. Our privacy becomes public to the governments and companies. There is no difference between now and the past. People are under control of the governments. The governments have to monitor citizens and collect people’s information. Citizens are prisoners. They are watched every day and living with surveillance technology. Being watched and exposing information are people’s fate. It becomes part of our lives. Works Cited George Orwell. 1984. New York: New American Library: Penguin Group (USA), 1977. Print Lori B. Andrews. I know who you are and what you did: Technology and Fundamental Rights. New York: Free Press, 2012. Print Lori B. Andrews. I know who you are and what you did: George Orwell … Meet Mark Zuckerberg. New York: Free Press, 2012. Print Walter Kirn. Little Brother Is Watching. New York Times, 15 October, 2010: 2. Print

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