Can you imagine waking up one day to a banging at your door and being escorted by armed men to a prison because you were suspected of being a terrorist?
Andreg Holm was taken from his home in Berlin because systematic government monitoring of his academic research tagged him as a likely leader of a militant group. After 30 days in solitary confinement he was released with no charges.
Across Western Europe and North America, civilians are losing their privacy as the government keeps tabs on individuals through camera systems, drones, and cyber surveillance. Shocking statistics regarding privacy concerns in London have been released stating that there is one camera for every 14 citizens and that one request is made every minute for officials to spy on someone’s phone records or email accounts.
One of the most basic freedoms, for citizens to live free of suspicion, is quickly being lost unless we reclaim our rights.
The implications of a Big Brother state is frightening to say the least. It begs the question, who will watch the watchers?