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Daniel Trottier defines surveillance as the sustained and targeted collection of personal information. Surveillance here is an ambiguous term, and it is often associated with closed-circuit cameras like traffic light cameras, department store cameras to prevent theft, or the observation of a person, a group of people, or an area by law enforcement as in the case of detectives following a suspected criminal. But these definitions and connotations of surveillance often overlook the fact that surveillance is so pervasive in everyday life and that the methods of surveillance have obviously adapted to the progression and advancement of technology. The creation of the online global village and the growth of online social networking websites have successfully transformed human communication and converged people around the world from ...

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