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NY Times: How World's Become a Surveillance State

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People waiting for a New Jersey Transit train look at and talk on their cell phones Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Newark Penn Station in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/David Boe)

By    |   Sunday, 22 December 2019 11:17 AM

The world has become a surveillance state, The New York Times editorial board chronicles in a seven-part feature on it's opinion pages.

"We are living in the world's most advanced surveillance system," Part I on its investigation of the smartphone tracking industry concludes. "This system wasn't created deliberately. It was built through the interplay of technological advance and the profit motive. It was built to make money. The greatest trick technology companies ever played was persuading society to surveil itself."

The series parts include:

"The data reviewed by Times opinion didn't come from a telecom or giant tech company, nor did it come from a governmental surveillance operation. It originated from a location data company, one of dozens quietly collecting precise movements using software slipped onto mobile phone apps. You’ve probably never heard of most of the companies — and yet to anyone who has access to this data, your life is an open book. They can see the places you go every moment of the day, whom you meet with or spend the night with, where you pray, whether you visit a methadone clinic, a psychiatrist's office or a massage parlor.

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The world has become a surveillance state, The New York Times editorial board chronicles in a seven-part feature on it's opinion pages."We are living in the world's most advanced surveillance system," .
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