Nowadays technology is increasingly being used to monitor what people are saying and doing (for example through cellphone tracking and security cameras). In many cases, the people are being monitored are unaware that this is happening. Do you think the advantages of this development outweigh the disadvantages?

In the
last
10 years, there has been an increasing amount of people who feel concerned about protecting their private life.
However
, in nowadays,
technology
is often utilised as a way of monitoring people’s activities. Yet, many people do not know that they are being monitored. In
this
essay, I shall, in a
first
part, expose the positive outcomes of
this
way of using
technology
,
then
I shall explain why they do not outweigh the negative outcomes. Many technological
firm
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firms
like Google or Facebook argue that they monitor people’s private life in order to improve the quality of their service.
For instance
, Facebook tracks down its users in
objective
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the objective
of targeting them with specific ads. According to the CEO of Facebook,
this
method increases the probability of a person being interested in purchasing a product marketed in an advertisement specifically designed for him. Henceforth, people are more likely to buy something on the Internet.
However
, I believe there are many problems behind
such
methods. Targeting potential consumers with specific ads without notifying them is, in my opinion, highly unethical.
Although
it was not its initial purpose,
technology
is now used to monitor what people do in order to increase the sales and
thus
the profits of
compagnies
an institution created to conduct business
companies
. Sadly, these
firm
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firms
do not care the fact that they purely violate the privacy of their customers. To a
larger
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large
extent,
this
participates
to
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in
the process of dehumanisation
;
Accept space
;
indeed throughout these immoral practises men are reduced to the level of consumers. In my view, no company should be allowed to know what
are
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is
the people’s opinion. By spying on us, these
compagnies
an institution created to conduct business
companies
violate their proper integrity. In conclusion,
although
monitoring people with
technology
might be interesting for businesses who want to increase their sales, it is still a huge threat to the people’s privacy. To a
further
extent, we could compare the use
technology
to monitor us in our society to the novel 1984 written by George Orwell in which the main character Big Brother monitors people lives thanks to drones and CCTV cameras.

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