IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(6): 572-577 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.520

Adapting to Surveillance and Privacy Issues in the Era of Technological and Social Networking

Chika Ebere Odoemelam
Abstract—The concept of surveillance has received immense attention especially since September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the USA. Surveillance could be defined as watching over something, secretly monitoring the lives and movements of others with a view to either stopping a crime from taken place or for the purpose of national security. New models of technologies have changed not only the practices of surveillance but also its very nature and as a result have extremely diminished individuals' privacy rights. For instance, surveillance as it occurs in social media has been increased in these environments because everybody is watching everybody. This paper will look at the various forms of surveillance such as e-mailing, telephone and movement tracking, and electronic monitoring bracelets for prisoners, etc. The study will finally discuss society and surveillance adaptation, as well as the issue of privacy violations and wrap up with a conclusion.

Index Terms—Privacy, social network-ing, surveillance, technological.

Chika Ebere Odoemelam is with University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (e-mail: ochikaebere@yahoo.ca).

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Cite: Chika Ebere Odoemelam, " Adapting to Surveillance and Privacy Issues in the Era of Technological and Social Networking," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 572-577, 2015.

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