International Day for Privacy

International Day for Privacy

by  |  published on January 15, 2013

The current society, stuck between economic crisis and over consumption, is gradually invaded by the technologies of surveillance.

This diffuse invasion insinuates itself into our daily life : the social networks or the connected objects are the most blatant examples. Facebook, the most popular social network, analyzes the information, the links and the photos posted by its members to adapt advertisements for the users. “Smartphones” are of fabulous tools : we receive the advertisements of the store near which we pass, we take a photo during the last barbecue between friends and we post it on the Internet with the localization of the event, or we obtain real time maps to have a walk.

In our cities, we cross every day more and more numerous cameras. In purposes of ” video protection ” of the citizens, we are filmed many times a day.

All these examples, taken in a isolated way, are, it seems, not too much “annoying”, but imagine one moment everything converges, everything crosses itself… You think that we are paranoid?

Unfortunately, no!

The ones who settle such systems show tendencies to paranoia!

INDECT-FP7, Trapwire, CleanIT, SOPA, PIPA, CETA… Many acronyms make regularly their appearance. Behind these terms are hidden systems of control and surveillance of the citizens. The inspection of the contents to reveal forgeries in certain cases; the analysis of the communications detecting possible terrorist activities on others; using a global system re-cutting the available data on the Internet (social networks, blogs, chats) with the pictures from cameras of video surveillance, from governmental databases, or from banking data (etc.).

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