MAY 16 2020 – “WE ARE, WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, LIVING UNDER – OR RATHER WITH – LEGISLATION AND TECHNOLOGIES OF SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL ABOUT WHICH THE TOTALITARIAN STATES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY COULD ONLY DREAM” – SIMON ELMER – ASH

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https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/coronavirus-surveillance-lockdown_uk_5e90191bc5b6b371812e8a65?ncid=news-aol&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYW9sLmNvLnVrLz9yPXd3dy5hb2wuY29t&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGX2uTNm_Fr3XzSK7DMsoGQEts2gzFhNE6La8IcyV4euhzGeRpFuOA_F-4Y5gGGuOkFO_eO5nMUSCneKMtJDtAa_-k-7_4RAoh3uZd4wzbYpxypSeNq6aU8WhVihQ4FAi6j3-QdBRHjthil1upjcuxSc4ckIxQweihCs7HpDrvuW Would You Live In A Coronavirus Surveillance State If It Meant An End To Lockdown? Digital technologies for tracking … More

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June 7 2019 – “George Orwell’s 1984 – Why it still matters” – The 70th Anniversary of 1984

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September 8 2017 – “Don’t let it happen. It depends on you” – George Orwell’s last-known published words [‘Statement on Nineteen Eighty-Four’ – June 1949]

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