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1984: Fact in Fiction August 10, 2006

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC 2006 Classwork Archives.

Today we’re conducting a bit of Internet research to find out about current privacy-related issues and debates affecting our society – in other words, current issues that echo those raised in 1984.

As there’s seemingly endless amounts of information related to this topic, you will need to limit your time searching and focus on a handful of resources that are particularly relevant. The list of sites below provides a good starting point. As you explore the sites, record your findings in the chart provided. (While you’re doing that, record the number of times Big Brother is referenced in the modern-day articles you read.)

General Privacy Issues

•     Privacy International
•     About.com: Privacy Rights

Internet Privacy Issues

Video Surveillance

Drug Testing   

Police Surveillance, Including Search and Seizure

Racial Profiling



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