Jenica Biggs

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5 creepiest surveillance tactics

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Mannequins that watch you shop. Buses that hear you chat. Modern surveillance has taken a page right out of Orwell<p>Tana Ganeva<p>December 13, 2012 4:12pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Since the erosion of Americans' civil liberties depends on high levels of public apathy, …

What I think George Orwell would have written about today

The best clues as to what Orwell would write about today surely come from his great 1946 essay Politics and the English Language. There, he set out …

What would George Orwell have made of the world in 2013?

What if George Orwell hadn't died of tuberculosis in 1950? What if, instead of expiring aged 46 in University College hospital, he had climbed from …

The 10 Most Important Life Lessons From High School Required Reading

The most important things you take away from high school are generally learned outside the classroom -- chances are, you won't remember <i>anything</i> from Calc 1 -- but that doesn't mean there are no important life lessons to be gained from your classes. First-period AP English may have been the bane of …

The Importance of Being Orwell

George Orwell’s best-known work (Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four) emerged from painstaking investigation. In the introduction to a groundbreaking volume of Orwell’s diaries, *V.F.’*s late columnist dissects one of the 20th century’s greatest political minds, a writer who was also his lifelong …

US secrecy policy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

Successive US presidents, including Barack Obama, have abused the system for handling classified information to expand their executive powers, the …

Why I Write: George Orwell on an Author's 4 Main Motives

<i>Embrace the ego, revel in beauty, and write with a purpose</i>

Papal conclave: eight reasons why it's just like Big Brother

If you're starting to feel as if this whole papal conclave thing seems a bit familiar, then relax. You have definitely seen it before. No, not in any …

Is Big Data the Next Big Brother?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Fred Gallagher, Actian. Fred Gallagher, Actian<p>In 1949 when George Orwell wrote the novel “1984,” he envisioned a fictional …

Future tech: Big Brother, big data or creator culture?

News of secret courts being introduced in the world's oldest democracy should scare any rational human. The right to a public trial has survived …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Something Is Killing Up To Half Of America's Bees

Whatever's killing honeybees is getting worse, but we still don't know what it is.<p>There's some kind of environmental issue/plague/apocalypse killing America's honeybees, but years after it first started happening, scientists are still putting together what it might be. Meanwhile, 2012 was the worst …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …