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‘Orwell’ – The New Computer Game that Trains You to Spy on Citizens

There couldn’t be a better example to highlight the extent to which governments are prepared to snoop on us than by a new computer game called “Orwell.” In this game you are invited to take on the role of a master surveillance officer, spying on citizens’ online activities.

The game engages you in its claimed virtual state-of-the-art security, while using information retrieval and profiling on fictitious citizens. In so many words, promoters of the game say that as an international master surveillance officer you will need to have the ability to discern suspects through recognising their suspicious online activities. The promo goes on to say that, “stakes are high and lives hang in the balance…” emphasising you are needed to “make sure that the world is a safer place… ”

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