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Charles Nesson, Threats to Privacy, 68 Soc. Rsch. 105 (2001).

Abstract: The article reports on the threats to privacy. With the advent of Internet and its connectivity, an all-encompassing surveillance network may compromise the public's privacy. The efficient technologies of data processing and digital surveillance devices are cameras, and microphones. Simson Garfinkel and David Brin suggests the breadth and immediacy of technology's right to privacy. In "Database Nation," Garfinkel describes a thwarted effort in the late sixties to establish a massive central database of citizen information to be administered and controlled by the U.S. government. In Brin's "The Transparent Society," the dimension of threatened privacy loss by posing a hypothetical question based on the assumption that pervasive surveillance is coming.