Recently, hackers breached the network of Verdaka, a security company, and gained access to scenes from more than 149,000 security cameras. Verdaka customers include companies like Tesla and Cloudflare, as well as prisons, hospitals, banks, offices and schools. To illustrate the level of surveillance already underway in the U.S., one of the perpetrators shared information from the hack with The Washington Post. That information included Verdaka’s list of some 24,000 clients as well as images and videos.
If social mood shifts to negative, look for increasing authoritarianism and even more pervasive surveillance to become the “new normal,” as noted in the January 2014 issue of The Socionomist.
To learn more about the connection between surveillance and social mood, read “The Authoritarianism Battle: Governments Increase their Monitoring and Control of Citizens.”
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