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Democratic civil society fighting against the techno-dictatorship of the elites
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Editorial: Orwell was right

Editorial: Orwell was right | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Virginia lawmakers are seeking to restrict how local law-enforcement agencies store data from license-plate readers — a move prompted by revelations about dragnet surveillance around the commonwealth. Police departments have been recording the movement of countless vehicles, without any suspicion of wrongdoing, and storing it for months — even after former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli admonished them not to.
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20 Great Dystopian Films That Are Worth Your Time

20 Great Dystopian Films That Are Worth Your Time | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Let's start by quickly defining what a dystopian film constitutes. The term dystopia is the antonym of utopia. Whereas utopia refers to an imagined place or state where everything is perfect, dyst
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13 quotes from George Orwell's 1984 that resonate more than ever

13 quotes from George Orwell's 1984 that resonate more than ever | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
One of the most influential dystopian novels ever written, 1984 has had a profound effect upon the world. Orwell hoped that by writing the book he’d help stop such a state ever coming to pass. Read these thirteen quotes to decide for yourself.
 
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01 If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

02 He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

03 If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.

04 War is peace. Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength.

05 Big Brother is Watching You.

06 Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

07 Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

08 The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.

09 The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.

10 Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

11 Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

12 For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?

13 Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.


 
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Orwell is drowning in data: the volume problem - Open Democracy

Orwell is drowning in data: the volume problem - Open Democracy | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Orwell is drowning in data: the volume problem
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In the Orwellian imagination, the fundamental flaw in state intrusion lay in overwhelming layers of bureaucracy.
 
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Everything a citizen does or says, every offence committed, every book purchased, every trip taken, every song composed, every article written, every subscription, every Saturday night observed on camera, tells them all they need to know.

The only problem the state had was managing the scale of the information gleaned from so many people in so many forms. Not any more. The volume problem has been overcome *add your insight...

 
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Noam Chomsky on Google Glass: Orwellian (Excerpt)

What does Takism Square, Google Glass, Trans Pacific Partnership and NSA have in common? Find out in the full interview at GRITtv.org.
 
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Google Glass (in the future): A device integrated in the retina with a real-time subroutine (PRISM optimized)

 

 
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The NSA PRISM Surveillance Program in One Minute

TIME provides a run-down of the significant statistics for the National Security Agency PRISM surveillance program
 
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A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to
 
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No mind control yet ....Kreiman says that figuring out the mechanisms of volition could eventually ....


 
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Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data like a 'Google for spies', drawing ire from civil rights groups
 
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BBC Mundo - ¿Un Mundo Feliz? - Sobre hackers, activismo y Aaron Swartz

BBC Mundo - ¿Un Mundo Feliz? - Sobre hackers, activismo y Aaron Swartz | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it

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George Orwell's 1984: A Visual History

George Orwell's 1984: A Visual History | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Today marks George Orwell's 108th birthday. To celebrate, we have compiled a visual history of the publication of one of his most influential works, 1984. Though 1984 has come and gone with little ...
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George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’ | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Five years before publishing ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four,’ George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. (RT @HeadlongTheatre: Why did George Orwell decide to write 1984?
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In 2013, Problems Are Worse Than "Orwellian" - Huffington Post Canada

In 2013, Problems Are Worse Than "Orwellian" - Huffington Post Canada | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
In 2013, Problems Are Worse Than "Orwellian"
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Riding Orwell's revived coattails, politicos and pundits across the spectrum moved quickly to fuse PRISM buzzwords with 1984's edifying lexicon.
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THE NEW PROPAGANDISTS: Adam Kingsmith a son of Big Brother ....

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." - Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928).

 

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1984 by George Orwell. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss.

1984 by George Orwell. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss. | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it

Deseo compartir esta página web no solo porque tiene que ver con el tema "Los Límites del Lenguaje" (ya que en la novela se toca el tema de un idioma subdesarrollado para la mayor eficacia de los hablantes estupidizados), sino que también toca un asunto que nos compete; que un hombre en 1948 pudo avizorar en su novela distópica fantasías que se convertirían en una realidad en el siglo XXI. George Orwell, tu obra es una joya, una de las mejores obras maestras, pues nos ha enseñado que usted era un verdadero visionario. Gracias. 

 
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Spying Scandal: What's the Fuss about US Surveillance? - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Spying Scandal: What's the Fuss about US Surveillance? - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Having experienced two dictatorships with notoriously effective intelligence systems, Germans are furious about NSA eavesdropping. Now they want to put even stricter rules in place -- but without paying the necessary price.
 
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Sales of Orwell's '1984' Increase as Details of NSA Scandal Emerge

Sales of Orwell's '1984' Increase as Details of NSA Scandal Emerge | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
Amazon Sales of “1984,” George Orwell’s 1949 classic novel about the oppressiveness of government overreach and life in a world where there is no place to escape the watchful eye of Big Brother, have risen more than 3,000 percent on Amazon since...
 
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EU data law draft uses language—word-for-word—from US, EU corporations

EU data law draft uses language—word-for-word—from US, EU corporations | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
LobbyPlag shows bill language copied from models by Amazon, eBay, and more.
 
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George Orwell: "The enemy of clear language is insincerity."

George Orwell: "The enemy of clear language is insincerity." | Orwell's 1984 versus Democracy Techno-civic | Scoop.it
“A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's...
 
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