1.Is there a big brother watching our every move? No, not every move, but yes our “moves” are being watched. While certain individuals are under a more watchful eye than others, such as prisioners, in the article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/science/02see.html?_r=2 readers are informed of technolohgy that “…tracked the play-acting prisoners, and artificial-intelligence software analyzed the images to recognize faces, gestures and patterns of group behavior. When two groups of inmates moved toward each other, the experimental computer system sent an alert — a text message — to a corrections officer that warned of a potential incident and gave the location(par 3)”. I believe that techonology such as this is a benifical tool for prisons to use. While watching every day citizens with the same amount of force is not necissary. On the other hand accroding to the article http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/richmond-preschool-outfits-students-with-tracking-/nKwyw/ kids in pre school are having their evey moves tracked. This is not necissary! Orwell hypothesized that big borther would be watching every move that would be made. Although it is yet to reach the extreamity of 1984 America today is on the fast incline the becoming more and more under the watchful eye of big brother.
2. Is Google big brother? Have you forgot what you looked up online yesterday? Thats right Google didn’t. Accoring to the article http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/20/AR2006012001799.html There is a feature that can be turned on that will store eveything that has been searched. A harddrive of a computer stores everything that has been ever searched but google can do that just as easily with this application turned on. There is no such thing as safe or private information in 2012. While this application may not be turned on companies track the searchs you have done to monoter behaivor and even to know what type of ads to suggest to you. There is no safe information on the web. In 1984 the thought police would monotor thoughs of the people while the internet is much like the common day thought police. Everything looked into searched recorded even social media web pages is avaible for any and everyone to see what you post and do.
3. After reading posts I have become more aware on how the government is watching us. The cameras on phones can help someone find your location and personally meet you. Social media websites are making it more and more easy to fall victom. Placing your every thought and action to a website is inviting others right in while before there was not such a risk for people. To be honest knowing how much information is avaible about people how easy it is to find out everything about anyone is fighting to me. I was unaware how dangerous the web could be. Now that it has been brought to my attention i understand how important it is to protect the privacy of oneself. There is a big brother he is known as the world wide web and his power is vastly growing..