All discussions are set in post first mode, which means you must create an original post before being allowed to view your classmatesâ€™ postings. Original post should occur within 24 hours of the assignment. For this discussion, you will have two parts. You must complete all elements of the discussion to receive full credit. Be sure to check both grammar and spelling as mistakes will result in a loss of points. Be sure to cite your sources.
PART 1) Benjamin Franklin – one of the fore fathers of the United States most famously said “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” If we think of this in the context of modern society – given the proliferation of technology and its ability to provide constant awareness of individual location, activities, and even emotions and thoughts (think social media status), the question becomes – should there be a limit to what the government and even companies and individuals are able to learn about us? The following article has a particular take on this issue related to the increasing use of smart camera technology –
https://theintercept.com/2020/01/27/surveillance-cctv-smart-camera-networks/?utm_source=The+Intercept+Newsletter&utm_campaign=830646b9f4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e00a5122d3-830646b9f4-131744269 (Links to an external site.).
However, the issue goes well beyond just cameras. With artificial intelligence and the ability for the tracking of smart phones in real time, are we quickly entering a state of constant surveillance? Is that okay? Some would say that if you have done nothing wrong or have nothing to hide – you have nothing to worry about, but is the right to basic privacy also a human right? What are the implications for an individual country’s intelligence, security, and law enforcement enterprise?
PART 2) Minimum – Reply to at least 2 of your fellow classmates posts