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JesusVentura
Mr.Jacobo
PoliticalStudies
26February2016
Whatismineisyours:Privacyisnolongerreal
IgrewupwiththeunderstandingthattheworldIlivedinwasonewherepeople
enjoyedasortoffreedomtocommunicatewitheachotherinprivacy,withoutitbeing
monitored,withoutitbeingmeasuredoranalyzedorsortofjudgedbytheseshadowyfigures
orsystems,anytimetheymentionanythingthattravelsacrosspubliclinesEdwardSnowden.
DigitalPrivacycanhappenanywhereandanytime.Thegovernmentislistening,recordingour
conversationsfromourphonesandspyoneverycitizenthroughtheirphone,computerand
camera.In
1984
,WinstonSmithisalwaysbeingwatchedthroughtelescreensandbeingheard
fromthemicrophonehiddenbehindthebushes.Thenovelisaccurate,effectiveandmakes
goodpredictionsbecauseweliveinadigitalprivacyworldwherecitizensgetspiedonthrough
theirmessagesjustlikeWinstonSmithgotspiedonthroughthemicrophonesbehindthe
bushesin
1984
.
GeorgeOrwells
1984
,isaccuratebecausecitizensdonothaveprivacyontheir
technology,justhowWinstonSmithdidnothaveprivacyatall.InoursocietyDigitalPrivacy
informationisbeingleakedthroughandstoredonthecloudandbeingaccessthroughsocial
mediawithoutourconsent.In
1984
Therewasacoursenowayofknowingwhetheryouwere
beingwatchedatanygivingmoment.Howoftenoronwhatsystem,thethoughpoliceplugged


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inonanyindivudalwirewasglasswork.Itwasevenconceivablethattheywatchedeverybody
allthetime(Orwellpg3).Thisshowshowtheyarewatchingthecitizensevenbeforewhat
theirnextmoveis.Citizensareconstantlybeinginvadedeventhoughtheyaresupposedtobe
protectedbythe4thamendment.Whichmeanstheycannotseizureanyofourbelongingour
searcheswithoutourconsent.Inthearticle
Thegovernmentisspyingonus
itstatesthat
The
governmentmightbespyingonyouthroughyourcomputerswebcamormicrophone.The
governmentmightalsobespyingonyouthroughthesmartmeteronyourway
home(
Washingtonsblog)
.
Sobasicallythehomeeveryonethoughtwasasafehavenismoreof
afearwhereeveryonearemoreconstantlybeingwatched.
GeorgeOrwellwaseffectivebecausecitizenslearnabouttheimportanceofprivacy.
Thisistruebecausepeopleinthissocietyalreadyknowwhatevertheydoinsocialmediathe
governmentwillfindout.DigitalprivacynolongerexistasstatedYouhavetolivedidlive,
fromhabitthatbecameinstinctintheassumptionthateverysoundyoumakeisoverheard,
and,exceptindarkness,everymovementscrutinized(Orwell,3).Thisquotemeanswhen
peoplearesocaughtupintechnologythattheydonotreallyknowthevalueofprivacy.
Citizensknowthatwhentheyareagreeingtoeveryagreementanappgives.Peoplegivethem
permissionfromtheirphonetoaccessphotos,messagesetc.Inthearticle
Applepromises
privacybutnotiCloud
itstatedTheiCloudserviceisofferedbydefaultonnewlyactivated
devices.Storeemployeesautomaticallyconnectnewcustomers'devicestoiCloud.Andevenif
youdeclinetosavephotosoutsideyourphone,therearefrequentpopuppleastochangeyour
mind(Pagliery)
.
Thismeansthatnomatterhowhardyoutrytokeepyourinformationprivate
therearealwaystryingtobribeyoutillyougettiredandaccept.In1984theyallwatched


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throughthetelescreenwhichinourtimeisthemoderntelevision.Peoplearewatchedfromall
formsoftechnologysuchasphonescomputerandsecuritycamerasetc.
Inthenovel
1984
,GeorgeOrwelldidnotfailtopredictthattheworldwasgoingtolive
withoutprivacy.Itistruebecausecitizensliveinaworldthatwhatevertheydoinsocialmedia,
thegovernmentisalwaysgoingtobewatching.Therewasasnapasthoughacatchhadbeen
turnedback,andacrashofbreakingglass.Thepicturehadfallentothefloor,uncoveringthe
telescreenbehindit.Nowtheycanseeus,saidJulia.Nowwecanseeyou,saidthevoice
(OrwellPg222).IntheNovel
1984
,JuliaandWinstonwerestayinginalittleroomoverMr.
Charringtonsshop.AtfirstJuliaandWinstonthoughttherewerenotanytelescreensinthe
littleroombesidesapictureofSaintClementschurch.Itturnsoutthatthewholetimethey
wereseeingeachotherinthelittleroomaboveMrCharringtonstherewasatelescreenwere
thegovernmentwaslisteningtothemthewholetime.Inthissocietycitizensarebeinglistened
andwatchingthroughtheirsmartphones.AccordingtotheWashingtonsblog
Celltowerstrack
whereyourphoneisatanymoment,andthemajorcellcarriers,includingVerizonandAT&T,
respondedtoatleast1.3millionlawenforcementrequestsforcellphonelocationsandother
datain2011.(Andgiventhatyoursmartphoneroutinelysendsyourlocationinformationback
toAppleorGoogleitwouldbechildsplayforthegovernmenttotrackyourlocationthat
way.)YouriPhone,orotherbrandofsmartphoneisspyingonvirtuallyeverythingyoudo.
Remember,thatmightbehappeningevenwhenyourphoneisturnedoff.


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GeorgeOrwelldidnotfailtopredictedthatcitizensweregoingtolivewithoutprivacy.
Thegovernmentisalwayswatchingcitizensthroughtheirphonesjustlikebigbrotherwatched
everycitizen.Privacyisalwaysimportanttooneanotherbecausenobodylikesotherpeople
knowingabouttheirbusiness.Citizenscannevergetawayfromthegovernmentevenifthey
havetheirlocationofffromtheirphone.
WorkCited

Privacy,Apple'sStanceon,andSecurityAppliesOnlyIfYouDon'tBackupYour
DatatoICloud."ApplePromisesPrivacy."
CNNMoney
.CableNewsNetwork,n.d.
Web.23Feb.2016.

"TheGovernmentIsSpyingOnUsThroughOurComputers,Phones,Cars,Buses,
Streetlights,AtAirportsAndOnTheStreet,ViaMobileScannersAndDrones,
ThroughOurSmartMeters,AndInManyOtherWays."
Washington'sBlog
.N.p.,n.d.
Web.23Feb.2016.

Orwell,George.
NineteenEightyfour:ANovel
.NewYork:Harcourt,Brace,1949.Print.

Thisshowshowtheyarewatchingthecitizensevenbeforewhattheirnextmoveis.Citizensare
constantlybeinginvadedeventhoughtheyaresupposedtobeprotectedbythe4th
amendment.Whichmeanstheycannotseizureanyofourbelongingoursearcheswithoutour
consent.