Essay On Government Spying

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Do you believe the government is spying on you through electronic devices? The government has invented many ways to spy on us as the years go by. We live in a generation where technology is used on a everyday basis, and not knowing there's someone behind every electronic devices watching or listening to you.The privacy violations Americans experience today are similar to the privacy violations in 1984 because the government spies on us through our phones, listen to our conversation through mics, and track us through our wifi and GPS.
In the book “1984” by Orwell, Big Brother had this thing called a “telescreen” that watches the people's everyday move. The people from Oceania are getting their privacy violated by these telescreens. An example
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An example from the article is “ ‘After infestation, Weeping Angel places the target TV in a ‘fake-off’ mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on…..recording conversation in the room and sending them over the Internet to a covert CIA server”. We the people believe that smart televisions are just for internet connection and entertainment, but little do we know that its used for the CIA to spy on us. Another example from this article is “By targeting devices, the CIA reportedly gains access to even well-encrypted communications on such popular apps as Signal and WhatsApp,without having to crack encryption itself”. Certain apps on our phones make it easy for the government to read out text messages and store our data.
As technology is advancing, it’s helping the government invade our privacy. We believe that we live in a state where we have the right to privacy but in reality it’s being violated in many ways. Our smart televisions, phoned, computers, and any other electronic device we own are tools for the government to watch us. The government believes that by doing this they are protecting us from terrorist attack or any type of crime a person is going to commit. If this was true, we wouldn't

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