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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Granick: How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you

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We are all activists now, and that means that we all have something to wrroy about from surveillance. Surveillance mneas government collection and use of private and sensitive data about us. And surveillance is essential to law enforcement and to national security. But the history of suncllireave is one that includes surveillance abuses where this sensitive information has been used against people because of their race, their national origin, their suxeal orientation, and in particular, because of their activism, their potalciil beliefs.

Open Cloze

We are all activists now, and that means that we all have something to _____ about from surveillance. Surveillance _____ government collection and use of private and sensitive data about us. And surveillance is essential to law enforcement and to national security. But the history of ____________ is one that includes surveillance abuses where this sensitive information has been used against people because of their race, their national origin, their ______ orientation, and in particular, because of their activism, their _________ beliefs.

Solution

  1. surveillance
  2. means
  3. political
  4. sexual
  5. worry

Original Text

We are all activists now, and that means that we all have something to worry about from surveillance. Surveillance means government collection and use of private and sensitive data about us. And surveillance is essential to law enforcement and to national security. But the history of surveillance is one that includes surveillance abuses where this sensitive information has been used against people because of their race, their national origin, their sexual orientation, and in particular, because of their activism, their political beliefs.

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