George Orwell's Thought Police

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George Orwell based the Thought Police off the Narodnvi Kommissariat Vnutrennikh Del or NKVD, who arrested citizens of the Soviet Union who had rebellious actions or statements (Willans). George Orwell prophesied the use of horrific techniques to implement governmental control in his novel, 1984, regarding a totalitarian government that prohibits any ideas outside their own, through the use of the Thought Police’s predictive analytic technology, audio detection software, and constant surveillance.
Companies in today’s society are reaping the benefits from utilizing analytical data to archive their customers’ psychological desires and purchases, to track what they are going to purchase. Similar, to the Thought Police, archiving information about
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The Pearson VUE is a global electronic testing database, who regards cheating of any kind as an automatic invalid exam or result in decertifying the individual. Recently, Pearson software testing center observed social media activity while students were taking a PARCC test. The school was notified immediately for cheating because a student posted on social media referring to the test. The superintendent of the school 's “main concern is, and will always remain, supporting the education, social and emotional needs of our students” (Strauss). The surveillance on the student 's causes the superintendent to become uneasy and concerned about the student’s privacy and mental health rather than the alleged cheating. Students of any age who are conscious of companies or unknown individuals observing their social media accounts or posts can damage their intellectual solidity. The society is altering into similar aspects of the Thought Police because they monitor the citizens of Oceania in order to prevent “cheating” their loyalty to Big Brother. Moreover, Pearson VUE monitors student social media activity to restrict cheating and provide honest test results. Just like the Thought Police, Pearson does not take into account the mental strain they are putting on the students when watching their social media, they are only concerned with pure results. The students taking the test are receiving minimal privacy, even though the government has passed laws and acts attempting to help with the lack of citizens’ privacy, nevertheless the Constitution does not consist of words or phrases with the word privacy. The Fourth Amendment is the only Amendment in the Bill of Rights which hardly covers the idea of privacy for citizens (Brin 71). In, The Transparent Society: Brin reveals to the readers the sovereignty world who prohibits citizens’ privacy

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