Josh Rank

Jun 13, 2019

4 min read

You are Being Watched and It’s Not Okay

Invoking George Orwell’s 1984 when talking about surveillance is often disregarded as an exaggeration. It’s like bringing up the Nazis if you disagree with a new bill in Congress; you disqualify yourself because you exaggerated the ramifications and lost your credibility.

People loved bringing up 1984 when the Patriot Act came out. The government was tapping people’s phones and everyone knew…