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While there was a public outcry after Snowden’s disclosures, there was little change in opinion demonstrated by several poll. In 2006, a NSA surveillance poll indicated that 51 percent of those surveyed found NSA’s surveillance policy to be acceptable while 47 percent found it unacceptable. In a Pew Research poll carried out a month after Snowden’s disclosures although there was some indication that people changed their behavior in terms of electronic security, attitudes about government surveillance remained similar. According to the Pew Research Center:In summary, George Orwell’s novel, 1984, presents what is often considered to be a frightening picture of the use of surveillance data collected by the government. While much of what Orwell seemed to fear has become a reality in today’s world, the current reality of the negative consequences of participatory surveillance far surpasses what Orwell envisioned. Participatory surveillance is engaged in when individuals knowingly allow websites to access personal information entered in profiles and online forms as well as when easily gathered recordings of oneself and others through commonly owned mobile technology. This process is a type of passive permission for others such as insurance companies, marketing firms and service providers to gain access to our online information even when we have some semblance of a reason to believe it will be kept anonymous or private. The novel 1984 was authored by a liberal and objective socialist not long after the Second World War had ended. The book discusses a future in a totalitarian state where people’s thoughts and behaviors are minutely monitored, interpreted as indicating party alliance or party misalliance and controlled to increase or decrease them depending on the valence. The entire novel was based on a “what if” questions, specifically what if Bitiain had lost the war. Orwell found himself wondering what Britain might have looked like if it fell under the rule of either one of the totalitarian powers that dominated the mid 20th century.

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DIY monitoring is only $10 less than the professional plan. This isn’t exceptional when it comes to DIY home security, however, since many have cellular connections. These connections work similarly to your cell phone plan and are more secure than traditional Wi Fi or landline connections. But it’s important to note that even if you’re doing the monitoring yourself, you’ll still be charged to keep your system up and running. If you don’t buy the equipment outright, Vivint requires either a four or five year contract — a long time to commit, especially given that you only have three days from the date of install to cancel. Afterwards, you’ll have to pay out the remainder of your contract. If you may be moving in the near future, it’ll cost you $99 to take the system with you. You could alternatively renew your contract, but then you’d be locked in for even longer. Vivint will waive any cancellation fees for extenuating circumstances like death, military circumstances, bankruptcy, or a move to assisted living. Still, it’s best to be intentional if you decide on Vivint. ADT doesn’t have the strongest customer service reputation among the companies we considered, racking up more than 3,000 complaints on its Better Business Bureau page.

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In 1974, on its 100th anniversary, ADT opened its first automated Central Monitoring center in Houston, Texas. Central Monitoring is one of the attributes that customers value primarily in an ADT system. ADT today is dedicated to providing continuing dependable, excellent service and innovative products to all its clientele. From safety and security of the common home and corner shop to equipping of sophisticated security systems for leading commercial amenities such as banking institutions, airports, large corporations and government agencies, ADT provides security solutions custom made to the individual hazard. Its commitment is to be a leader in corporate world and to work dynamically with communities to help them make places safer for citizens to live. ADT's endeavor to build a work environment where people are treated fairly and respectfully, and awareness about the environment and the responsibility of protecting it. Being the world’s biggest and leading provider of electronic security solutions it caters to about 8 million residences and commercial premises. It spearheads innovation of products for its customers. While you are away from home, ADT system connected to ADT Customer Care Center looks after your home and family. It carries out the crucial function of checking your home and family for robbery; smoke and fire, carbon monoxide, critical events. ADT’s 24/7 monitoring means it is Always There to be of assistance to protect your home and family.

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