MAT200A 02W


Courses:MAT200A 02W: Report:Surveillance

schedule MAT200A 02W

Report by: John Goubeaux


{Fr. Surveiller, to watch over]

Defined: sur·veil·lance
Pronunciation: s&r-'vA-l&n(t)s also -'vAl-y&n(t)s or -'vA-&n(t)s
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from surveiller to watch over, from sur- + veiller
to watch, from Latin vigilare, from vigil watchful -- more at VIGIL
Date: 1802 close watch kept over someone or something (as by a detective);


George Orwell is principally known for his two brilliant satires attacking totalitarianism.



Surveillance & Technology:



Cryptography: The Study of Encryption:






Surveillance & Society:












"Any technology which is trumpeted as a `liberation' should be examined extra-carefully. Historically, those technologies have transpired to be the most oppressive. "

Simon Penny

"If you ever wondered how a particular computer technology could attract the interest of the directors of three intelligence agencies, the heavyweights in the computer industry, a gang of programmers turned freedom fighters, and the President of the United States, you need look no farther than Building in Big Brother. This book outlines the next civil liberties battle in the United States."

- Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center









Biometrics is a means of identifying a person by measuring a particular physical or behavioral characteristic and later comparing it to a library of characteristics belonging to many people.





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