This Public Service Announcement accompanied a paper by Casey Babb titled 'Technology, Surveillance and Society: Questions of Legitimacy, Liberty and Control', and is brought to you by Abandoned Spirit House Films.

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"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ..." -Orwell, 1984

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