Spying on Citizens Is A Global State Practice
Posted: November 8, 2014 in Society and Culture, Technology and Energy
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U.S. and Other Countries that Spy on their Citizens Online
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself. George Orwell, 1984Starting to feel Orwellian when it comes to sharing information online? With all the debate about online privacy and how much access the government has to your information, and the added factor of Edward Snowden’s revelations last year detailing the scope of U.S. government surveillance it feels anything but private. But the U.S. is not the only country on the spot here; countries on every continent have formed special organizations and task forces to monitor the activity of not only their own citizens.Who’s watching your every move online? Check out this Infographic based on a report by Reporters Without Borders that assigns a score to these countries, placing them on the barometer of the least free to the most free. Cyber Censorship:You’re being watched!