Big Brother, little brother en de discussie over privacy

Translated title of the contribution: Big Brother, little brother and the privacy discussion

Martijn de Groot

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    In 1949 George Orwell published his book ‘1984’in which he describes an oppressive society; a world completely controlled by the government, where every step you take is being registered and even thinking is restricted. Now,65 years later, it appears that it’s not Big Brother, but ‘Little Brother’ threatening our privacy. Armed with our advanced (mobile) equipment, which Orwell probably never dreamed of, we (consciously or not) give away our privacy. And many ‘Little Brothers’ make for one ‘Big Brother’, so that is scary. At least, if you were to believe Dave Eggers in his book ‘The Circle’.

    Source: De Digitale Zorggids, 17 march 2014 (Dutch).
    Original languageDutch
    Number of pages1
    JournalDigitale ZorgGids
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2014


    • quantified self
    • privacy

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