Black Mirror: “White Bear”

After Thursday’s class viewing of Black Mirror, I was compelled to continue watching. I have to say that I was definitely uncomfortable watching it and yet I was hooked. I left class wondering about what the pig episode. As foolish as the storyline may have been, the overall message was loud and clear. It was…

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The Post Snowden Era

The more and more I learn about government surveillance and privacy policies the more enraged and intrigued I become. This week’s On The Media featured two segments on this topic and how surveillance programs might be abusing their power to access extremely intimate information on American citizens. Personally, these NSA programs seem eerily Orwellian in…

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No Flaming Torches Here

I have become really passionate about this idea that Americans today care less and less about their privacy.  In this week’s On The Media podcast the issue of surveillance was addressed in the first two segments.  The question is raised as to why the American public is not outraged by the NSA’s program, Upstream.  This…

The National Anthem (Black Mirror)

After watching the first episode of Black Mirror I was astound on how far the kidnapper goes in order to show a point. First of all, it shows that social media gets information faster. It is interesting how the kidnapper preferred to post the video on YouTube, since it is easier and faster to get…