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Peter Krapp is professor of Film & Media Studies, Informatics, English and Music at the University of California, Irvine. Research Interests: Secret communications and cybernetics (information theory, cryptologic history); cultural memory and media history (games and simulations, history of computing); aesthetic communication (title design, film music).

Surveillance is pervasive: Yes, you are being watched, even if no one is looking for you

Peter Krapp, Professor of Film & Media Studies, University of California, Irvine shares facts that we need to acknowledge. The United States has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world. Cameras are omnipresent on city streets and in hotels, restaurants, malls and offices. They’re also used to screen passengers for the Transportation Security Administration. And then there are smart doorbells and other home security cameras. Importantly, Krapp highlights not only do we live in a surveillance nation, but those who surveil us do so with virtually no constraints or oversight.

Subjects: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Legal Research, Privacy, Technology Trends, United States Law