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George Orwell foresees a nightmarish-future for the world in his book 1984, where individualism loses precedence to “the good of society,” and with it goes the individual’s private life. “The [controlling] Party” in the socialist government knows the intimate details of all citizens, and prosecutes those who violate social orders through threatening speech, behavior or thoughts. The omnipresent visual warning “Big Brother is Watching You,” reminds citizens that no personal information is safe from the “Thought Police.” While this may seem far-fetched to some, Orwell envisioned technology facilitating government’s abuse of power in 1950; in the twenty-first century, progress has left one’s private life susceptible to interested parties in both the public and private sectors. In 1997, Ralph Nader cautioned, “The people are not organized not equipped with the knowledge, tools or skills to confront the invasions of the self they can see, let alone the far greater, more subterranean kinds of surveillance” (viii). With the rise of computers to their current capabilities, collecting, storin…