The double standard of surveillance

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Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when someone mentions surveillance? Some of you might think about the closed-circuit televisions around the street or the little piece of bandage you stick onto your laptop’s webcam. News sensitive individuals might relate all surveillance topics to one person – Edward Snowden. Indeed, the ethical issues behind public surveillance has become an important topic in the 21st century, especially after the tragedy of terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001.

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Online intimacy, is it safe?

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A folder with popular social media applications

When it comes to intimate media, we’ll have to brief ourselves about the current state of the Internet. In simple terms, people are communicating with their genitals and this is very dangerous. We have never imagined the Internet to be like this. The founder of World Wide Web (WWW), Tim Berners-Lee, probably has never thought that his beloved information space would be used one day to transfer terabytes of intimate messages and private pictures. Although the Internet has made the world a smaller place by connecting everyone on the planet, it made more people to shut themselves behind the door and embrace the virtual world.

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