About This Event
From facial recognition and Ring home cameras to “Stingray” interception and predictive algorithms, the pandemic and social unrest have fast-tracked the use of many Orwellian technologies. Now, local police, through federal investigators across the globe, have new access to sweeping methods of high-tech social surveillance and control. Last year’s demonstrations over racial inequities and the January 6 riots in Washington have intensified concerns over citizen privacy, liberty, and civil rights given the growing use of surveillance technology. How much state surveillance and control are citizens in democracies willing to tolerate in the name of public safety? How do the methods here in the US compare to the tactics used in other parts of the world, including China?
Copies of Jon Fasman's book, We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance, are available to purchase through our local book partner, The Book Cellar.