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mass sur·veil·lance

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  1. mass surveillancenoun

    The pervasive surveillance of an entire population, or a substantial fraction thereof.

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  1. Mass surveillance

    Mass surveillance is the pervasive surveillance of an entire population, or a substantial fraction thereof. Mass surveillance has been widely criticized on several grounds such as violations of privacy rights, illegality, and for preventing political and social freedoms, which some fear will ultimately lead to a totalitarian state where political dissent is crushed by COINTELPRO-like programs. Such a state may also be referred to as an Electronic Police State.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mass surveillance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of mass surveillance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mass surveillance in a Sentence

  1. Dorota Glowacka:

    It’s a step toward uncontrolled mass surveillance, that’s my biggest worry.

  2. Tathagata Satpathy:

    It has been showcased as a tool exclusively meant for disbursement of subsidies and we do not realize that it can also be used for mass surveillance, can the government ... assure us that this Aadhaar card and the data that will be collected under it – biometric, biological, iris scan, finger print, everything put together – will not be misused as has been done by the NSA in the U.S.?

  3. Heather Heldman:

    China is using a variety of tech tools to carry out its mass surveillance everything from sophisticated DNA mapping to advanced social media monitoring and cyber-surveillance tools such as facial recognition all tools more commonly used in a military or law enforcement context, much of the funding for the construction and deployment of such systems comes from the Chinese government, but it also comes from international private sector enterprises that may be partially owned by a Chinese entity.

  4. Arvind Krishna:

    We believe now is the time to begin a national dialogue on whether and how facial recognition technology should be employed by domestic law enforcement agencies, iBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms, or any purpose which is not consistent with our values.

  5. Jacob Appelbaum:

    They’re building mass surveillance platforms left and right, they use them for ethnic detection and sorting, which is used for social sorting, which is used for what I think are probably genocidal activities, and when you look at that, you think is that the path you want America to be on?

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