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Paul Greengrass to direct adaptation of George Orwell’s ‘1984’

‘The Bourne Ultimatum’s Paul Greengrass will direct an adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, ‘1984,’ which some may say parallels are own authoritarian future.

Op-Ed: How close are we to 1984?

With every step in the march towards tyranny, some muffled voice in the media decries the move as “Orwellian.” It happens so often that George Orwell’s novel may have lost its power as a cautionary tale.

NSA reportedly bugs intercepted laptops purchased online

A new report found that the NSA, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, routinely intercepts shipping deliveries for laptops or other computer accessories in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations.

Op-Ed: Edward Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

Moscow - Whistle-blower and former NSA analyst Edward Snowden remains holed up in Russia. From Russia Snowden has sent a Christmas message to those prepared to listen. It is a warning about an increasingly totalitarian future unless we heed the warning signs.

Op-Ed: Obama to cut spying under pressure from tech giants

A day after the world’s tech giants scolded the White House for letting NSA spying reach Orwellian levels the White House released a report suggesting reforms.

Op-Ed: Who's ultimately to blame for spying — the NSA or the CEO?

The new colonization paradigm aims to conquer the kingdom of individual privacy. Privacy is a recent phenomenon in human society, and it is the last frontier that even kings and armies have failed to conquer.

Orwell's birthday celebrated with party hats on surveillance cams

Utrecht - The famous author of "Nineteen Eighty-Four", George Orwell, would have turned 110 on June 25, 2013 if he was still with us. Two Dutch artists found the perfect way to celebrate his birthday in the current surveillance climate.

Op-Ed: A left-wing view of George Orwell

George Orwell is rightly regarded as one of the greatest literary figures of the Twentieth Century. Needless to say, not everybody is impressed with his terrible insights into human nature and the threat of the all-controlling state.

Op-Ed: Hurricane Sandy -- Hints of Orwellian Agendas

New York - Instructions and orders issued by the authorities before Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast had overtones of Orwellian intentions, and the public shaming of free will could be a sign of things to come.

Op-Ed: George Orwell's predictions for 2012

George Orwell was a journalist, political author and novelist who wrote Animal Farm in 1945 and Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949. These were two of his most notable novels.

Op-Ed: New 'Eye Think' tracking analyses you while you read

Sydney - If you’re looking for cyber tyranny, you really can’t go past technology that analyses your eye movements and therefore sees what you’re reading. In theory, it analyses what you’re thinking about when reading, hence my name for it, “Eye Think"

Op-Ed: Hey thought leaders! Can you think? Like, at all?

Sydney - This article isn’t going to be full of awe and praise for the world’s self-proclaimed thought leaders. You may have also guessed there’s a reason for that. I’ve been researching “thought leadership”, and the more I see, the more I despise.

New movie version of '1984' in development

Two production studios have come together to work on a new movie adaptation of George Orwell's classic book of dystopian fiction, "Nineteen Eighty-Four".

Op-Ed: Demonizing China — A perspective on the Bizarre World Order

There’s no doubt that since the fall of the Soviet Union, the West’s senior morons have been looking for some sort of external threat. China is now the focus of a classic scenario: An external enemy to shift focus from the failures of the society.

What does it mean to be English?

Just what does it mean to be English? Is there a peculiarly English identity? Academics and filmmakers will gather this week to thrash out this thorny question.

George Orwell, Big Brother is watching your house

Britain has 4.2 Million CCTV cameras, one for every 14 people in the country.

Friday on the Subway

I got up this morning feeling very joyful, it was Friday, casual day at work, so this is the day of the week I like to stand out by going in my business clothes. On the subway down to my office, I looked around the subway car and I noticed that the majori
 

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