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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 1, January 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Big Brother In “1984” & The Modern Era Surveillance

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AKM Bahalul Haque



Big Brother, CCTV, Liberty, Privacy, Prism, Security, Surveillance, Tempora



Mass surveillance is blessing and curse for our life. Modern Day surveillance has made our life risk free and at the same time our privacy is compromised. In the Book, 1984, the writer assumed a surveillance state where each and every aspect of human emotion is controlled by the ruling state. The key factors of our life like language, emotions are controlled and monitored by the state. People doesn’t have anything to say anything as they are being manipulated psychologically to abide by the rules and regulations. In recent days people are also being watched and our movement is checked. The reason is our safety by eliminating the human threat, assessing the crime scene after checking the cctv footage, apprehend a crime in progress, monitor unlawful activities by the law enforcement agencies. On the other hand, we are being watched everywhere, we cannot express our opinions independently as for the controversy issues, our track record is kept for analysis, out personal data is being collected and checked which is really a matter of concern as we all have something to keep private. In this paper, the varying dimensions of surveillance are discussed and analysed in an empirical manner.



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