In this small country a terrorist attack may happen at any time and in any place. Therefore, when entering a shopping mall, hospital, or school, the security guard asks to search the contents of your bag. We have never thought that it was an encroachment on our freedom or invasion of privacy because in these circumstances it was necessary for our protection. Obviously, a government has to protect the lives of its citizens. Nowadays, many people in the United States spend too much time discussing the balance between security and liberty.
Serpico, the New York City cop who couldn’t be bought by nobody. Serpico is a book that tells a story about a cop that works in New York, that wouldn’t take any brides from anybody and who had to deal with a very corrupt police department. There was a big gambling problem going on in New York and there was nothing being done about it so Serpico being such an honest cop decided he would try to get rid of the problem. In the following book report over Serpico, by Peter Maas, I will summarize the book’s contents and give my thoughts over the book. In Summary, Serpico first started to learn about the corruption in the New York Police Department when he was transferred to the plainclothes detail.
As a result of the desire for uniformity, society removes the majority of the freedom that characters can have. Technology replaces these freedoms while obliterating any record of the past. The excessive use of technology also obliterates the realization of the present. The parlor families create the illusion of a new ‘family’ and a new life which allows the characters to lose all sense of reality and common sense. The characters become focused on the ‘families’ and do not acknowledge the significance of their own lives or the events
The government was free to spy to its people, it was its way to keep things under control. The citizens of Orwell’s dystopian world didn’t have any privacy, they were constantly spied on, and if they did or said anything that went against the government, they were punished. In the article written by Maass and Rajagopalan That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker. It Explains how the new advances in technology, mainly in our smartphones, can be used to track us.
V. Rawl’s Theory of Justice When all information is known by all and everyone is trackable, everyone has the right to privacy eliminated and disrupted. However, not all of the citizens either have Circle’s product or gave permission to have all of their information out in the open. As a result of the above argument, Rawls’s Theory of Justice does not support having cameras everywhere, being able to track anyone and having personal information public. VI. Rule Utilitarian The rule is the Circle has cameras on every street, in every room, and in every house, enabling them to track anyone in the world.
Surveillance and privacy are two terms that don’t match so much. Nowadays our society is made up of people who fond of showing themselves off in any occasion, in a gamut of ways, from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and the most recent Instragram, to wearing nothing at all in order to look amazingly cool and “way-to-go people”. I’m not buttoned-down, absolutely, and I don’t want people to bundle up. It’s no use. People have the right to dress as they want.
While this lifestyle provides harmony and order, conformity actually limits them from exploring greater opportunities. The town leadership fears a true deviation from the accepted social order, and as a result, the citizens of Pleasantville conform to this system. On the other hand, when individuals start voicing out their opinions, new ideas challenge the false peace they had in their conformity. After Bud and Mary Sue introduce different and rather contradictory ideas, like sex, color, and individuality, people start pursuing their passions as individuals, rather than society as a whole. With all these changes, individuals burst into color when choosing to leave “pleasant” behind for the freedom to express personal ideas and identity.
Cameras are present in public transport and shopping malls. They are indeed, very useful when it comes to tracking a criminal, but the idea of being watched 24/7 is not the most desired. The idea of what might happen and how the future may looks like with cameras literally everywhere is provided in the book Nighteen Eighty-For written by George Orwell. There we face the society being manipulated and controlled on every step of their lives by the system. Independent thinking is not allowed to inhabittans of descirbed Lodon.
The “Facial Recognition”, article on who’s watching you in public is compared to the book 1984 by George Orwell; by its use of notification to the citizens of personalized identification without consent. For example, within this book all citizens are watched through the telescreens on critique facial expressions, suspicious body language, and use of self documentation. I am strictly against these practices that 's used in this country although, it is bringing more store sales it still should not betray privacy of a customer. A customer is always bound to change their mind on certain perceptions in what they purchase in a store.With this use of betrayal of privacy within a store I believe that in today’s society they will progress even larger.
The Surveillance Society In the article, The Surveillance Society, by David Von Drehle, talks about the privacy of today’s society. It is said that “Privacy is mostly an illusion.”, because in our world today, there is hardly any privacy left at all. Today’s society is being watched everywhere they go and everything they do along the way. A surveillance society is a society where you are constantly being watched in every step that you do in life. Ranging from text messages to your credit card purchases.
The Petitioner further contend that smart phones are every bit as sophisticated as personal computers and need to be treated as such and can be through of as a window into the owner’s mind. Something so personal and extensive cannot be allowed to be confiscated and searched during routine police procedures that do not require a warrant. On the other hand, the Respondent, the State of California, asserts that it is necessary for police officers to confiscate cell phones without warrants because they pose a significant threat to officers’ safety. They points to the possibility of devices being rigged to detonate explosives, when a specific action
Now in today’s standards, you only have freedom of semi-privacy that the Patriot Act believes is non-threatening. By them monitoring your texts, emails, history along with things you look for in search engines you never truly free to say anything or look up anything you want. Also what followed after this act were the random abductions of people. They take the “random,” person and ship them to another country to loophole their laws of not permitting torturing someone in this country. Instead they hire other countries to do their dirty work.
In addition, when the law enforcement believes searching a citizen is reasonable, no excessive force shall be used. Electronic surveillance is also under the Fourth Amendment, so the law enforcement cannot watch you with any type of electronics of any sort. Furthermore, your personal items: backpack, house, or phone are considered your property so the law enforcement can search any of them without the citizen’s permission or proved as reasonable. Although of all of the advantages of the Fourth Amendment, a disadvantage is that for the law enforcement it makes accumulating evidence
No one ever saw his list, and he never named any of the supposed offenders, but he nevertheless gained national headlines and further stoked the Red Scare flames (Fitzgerald 12-13). With the Federal-Loyalty Security Program in place, government workers already worried they would come under scrutiny, but the situation only worsened when McCarthy arrived on the scene. Aided by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and other “Red-Hunters”, he cracked down on the State Department and its Foreign Service operations so frequently and relentlessly that the agency had trouble just finding people who wanted to work there. Most preferred to take a job outside of government rather than have their entire personal life investigated by the FBI (Hillstrom 64-65). McCarthy and the Red Scare’s influence reached beyond the government, even finding its way to books.
US News reports the FISA and USA Patriot Act as a "privacy scandal" (Fox, 2013). NPR News reports the concern of "civil liberty[ies] groups" protesting the USA Patriot Act and the concern for the authorities to demand business records from various companies (Johnson, 2011, p.1). What the media fails to convey to the general public is the intent of these Acts is to combat terrorism and not to invade privacy. Millions of people travel the world every day snapping photos from their digital cameras and iPhones. Perhaps to capture a memory or an unusual event, and sometimes other people in the background.