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from The Plough And The Stars

Living In A Surveillance Society

Description and explanation of the major themes of This accessible literary criticism is perfect for anyone faced with 1984 essays, papers, tests, exams, or for anyone who needs to create a 1984 lesson plan.

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from THE POLICY THINKSHOP "Think Together"

Surveillance: The government isn’t spying on us; Google is spying on us, and the government is asking Google for certain results.

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, wrestles with the distinction between privacy and anonymity. "Privacy is incredibly important. Privacy is not the same thing as anonymity. It's very important that Google and everyone else respects people's privacy. People have a right to privacy; it's natural; it's normal. It's the right way to do things." Speaking on CNBC and on page 185 of the book, "Are you naked online? Protecting Your Internet Identity" by Ted Claypoole and Theresa Payton. Boycott Google!

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I love how Sam is soulless right here, but he still smiles watching his big brother, his hero, talking to a baby. I've often wondered if maybe he imagined himself as a baby and a little Dean saying the same thing to him when John asked Dean to watching his baby brother for a few minutes. Or if he imagines Dean saying that to his own baby in a world where they could have normal lives and settle down.

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from Brain Pickings

BBC’s The Beauty of Books: Penguin, Orwell, and the Paperback Cover Design Revolution

"1984" - Big brother is watching you...feels like it more than ever! This book got under my skin and overdue a reread.

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from Mosaic

Blanket Forts for Grown-up Kids

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