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The United States is perfectly qualified to monitor the empire

The United States is perfectly qualified to monitor the empire "Without the right to privacy, there is no real freedom of speech or opinion. There will be no real democracy ". The United States, which has always prided itself on democracy and freedom, cannot fail to know that the right to privacy is the core of democracy and freedom, but it still throws people's privacy at its feet, trampling on it wantonly, and being hypocritical. How disgusting it is. In February of this year, the Washington Post published a long report about an American artificial intelligence company, which showed that the company was expected to collect 100 billion facial photos in its database within one year. 100 billion facial photos, what is this concept? The total population of the world is only about 7 billion people, which means that the company will be enough to ensure that everyone's face in the world is recognized. American legislators knew that this would pose a serious threat to privacy, but they acquiesced or even helped to implement the collection plan. Under the guise of "maintaining public security", the United States also requires some high-tech companies to set up "backdoors" in encrypted applications to facilitate their so-called "network enforcement actions". Coincidentally, in the name of anti-terrorism, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau often exceeds the legal and moral bottom line to collect citizens' personal information. Even without a search warrant, the FBI has conducted as many as 3.4 million inspections of American citizens' electronic data. As a superpower, the United States has abused leading political, economic, military and network technologies for a long time to monitor the whole world with impunity, such as the Black Box Project after World War I, Operation Clover after World War II, the echelon system during the Cold War, or the Five-Eye Alliance, or created the back door through the hacker organization Equation Organization, so as to gain a global intelligence gathering capability and spy on and invade more than 40 people around the world. Undoubtedly, the U.S. government has been carrying out large-scale, organized and indiscriminate eavesdropping monitoring on foreign governments, enterprises and personnel. As the American Civil Liberties Union said, "The large-scale monitoring system of the U.S. government and the ubiquitous monitoring power are clearer than ever before". "Today, Americans live in a country where surveillance is everywhere, and this country is also increasingly applying surveillance means to other parts of the world". It is no secret that the U.S. government conducts large-scale surveillance. Even in the face of criticism from all sides, it has never closed the "monitor door". Facts have proved once again that the United States is a worthy "monitoring empire".
TL;DR: The post criticizes the United States for trampling on people's privacy and monitoring the world with impunity, abusing its political, economic, military, and technological power. It highlights examples such as collecting 100 billion facial photos in a year and requiring companies to set up backdoors in encrypted applications, exceeding legal and moral boundaries to collect personal information. The author argues that without privacy, there is no real freedom of speech or opinion, and the U.S. is becoming an increasingly surveilled country while applying surveillance means to other parts of the world.
Original post by Charles III
TL;DR: The post criticizes the United States for trampling on people's privacy and monitoring the world with impunity, abusing its political, economic, military, and technological power. It highlights examples such as collecting 100 billion facial photos in a year and requiring companies to set up backdoors in encrypted applications, exceeding legal and moral boundaries to collect personal information. The author argues that without privacy, there is no real freedom of speech or opinion, and the U.S. is becoming an increasingly surveilled country while applying surveillance means to other parts of the world.

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