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 Author: George Orwell  Category: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Novel, Privacy, Surveillance  Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing  Published: 2021  ISBN: 9781839642401  Pages: 448  Buy/Download

Orwell”s classic dystopian fiction warns us of our future, and deals with issues that speak to multiple dangers faced by many nations today.

Winston Smith is a member of ”the party” and subject to constant surveillance by the eyes of Big Brother, the ruler of the society. ”Newspeak” is designed to eradicate all political speech, ”Thoughtcrimes” are categorized as any thoughts of resistance or rebellion against any aspect of society, and the threat of despatch to ”Room 101” is a looming warning to all. Orwell explores the mechanics of totalitarianism revealing how control over the mass media allows the state to control all aspects of life, both the past and the future.