2.2 YOU'RE BEING WATCHED

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Listen to two people discussing types of surveillance technology.
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Put ok if they like it or no if they don't like it.

CCTV the woman's opinion
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but don't you feel nervous about the fact that whatever you do, wherever you go, whatever you're doing, someone is watching you and recording what you're doing?

CCTV the man's opinion
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Well, I’m glad they're there actually. Look, I think statistically more crimes are solved because of CCTV than not.

facial recognition technology the woman's opinion
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So where you shop, where you live, what you, what you like, what you buy, who your friends are. And there's nothing you can do about it.

facial recognition technology the man's opinion
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That can only be a good thing, ’cos it’s gonna catch criminals, isn't it? And if you've got nothing to worry about.

facial recognition technoligy the man's opinion 2
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If you haven't done anything wrong.

microchips in products the woman's opinion
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I wouldn't mind being sent adverts from, you know, uh, companies that I don't know if it’s something that I want to buy.

microchips in products the man's opinion
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The thing that really bothers me, though, is, um, is the way that marketing, marketing companies can target you,

number plate recognition the man's opinion
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And you know I, I’ve been, er, given quite a few fines over the years because my number plate gets recognised and, er, I, er, you know, I think more money should be spent elsewhere to be honest.

number plate recognition the woman's opinion
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when it comes to speeding, I do actually think that's quite sensible that they, that they can clock what people are doing...

Which speaker do you agree with more? Which one gave more convincing arguments?
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The Big Brother knows more about you than you know yourself. E.g. the bank of Portugal. They know everything about your money, your debts, if you are a solvent person, etc.

Banco de Portugal
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http://www.bportugal. pt/pt-pt/servicosaopublico/centralderesponsabilidadesdecredito/consultainternet/paginas/nsa-crc. aspx

Convincing arguments
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But I haven't got anything to hide so it’s not really a problem.

How many different uses for microships are described?
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your fridge monitors your food; the person's movements and habits can be tracked throughout their lives; criminals; things we lose.

Which ideas do you find disturbing and which don't bother you?
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doctors could implant microchips in newborn babies.

Which plans would be the most useful for cutting crime?
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CCTV cameras to cover the whole town. police spot checks. number plate recognition cameras.

Would you like to have things in your local area?
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Yes, mainly in my local area.

How do you think the following groups of people would feel about the plans: the police, parents, teenagers?
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Police would like because their function becomes easy. Parents would feel very confortable with these mesures; Teenagers didn't like to be watched.

You belong to one of the three groups. Make a list of your reasons for or against the plans.
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My question is effectiveness: does that work? monitoring phone calls without a context? E.g. somebody speaks about a bomb. How to know if it is a bomb to kill people or an asthma bomb?

You belong to one of the three groups. Make a list of your reasons for or against the plans 2.
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Only teenagers' mobile phones must be registered? Why this group?

Which one gave better reasons for their opinion?
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I don't know.

Big Brother
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Big Brother is a fictional character and symbol in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is ostensibly the leader (most likely a symbolic figurehead) of Oceania

Big Brother 2
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a totalitarian state wherein the ruling Party wields total power "for its own sake" over the inhabitants.

Big Brother 3
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In the society that Orwell describes, every citizen is under constant surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens (with the exception of the Proles).

Big Brother 4
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The people are constantly reminded of this by the slogan "Big Brother is watching you": a maxim which is ubiquitously on display.

Big Brother 5
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In modern culture the term "Big Brother" has entered the lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect to civil liberties, often specifically related to mass surveillance.

The problem to solve:
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Individual Liberty and Social Control


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