to place under surveillance.
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How to use surveil in a sentence
It is possible to imagine the technology enabling a future where a stalker could instantly find the name or address of a person on the street, or where the state can surveil people’s movements in real time.An AI Company Scraped Billions of Photos For Facial Recognition. Regulators Can't Stop It | Billy Perrigo | May 27, 2022 | Time
Despite the public costs, the detentions, and the criticism, however, most details of OSN’s attempts to surveil the public remained secret.The secret police: Cops built a shadowy surveillance machine in Minnesota after George Floyd’s murder | Tate Ryan-Mosley, Sam Richards | March 3, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
In January, a Buffalo barista told Eater that Starbucks sent dozens of “support managers” to his store and other locations in the area to surveil union activity.Everything You Should Know About the Starbucks Union Wave | Amy McCarthy | February 28, 2022 | Eater
Its ability to both protect and surveil it will help define great power competition for a long time.
Earlier this year, literary and human rights organization PEN America warned that repressive governments are ramping up efforts to censor, surveil, and punish dissenters under the guise of “digital sovereignty.”The Nobel Committee Sent a Message That Freedom of the Press Is Essential for Peace | Eloise Barry | October 8, 2021 | Time
Then it dawned on him—he could surveil himself for the authorities.
So, the ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there, and arguably will be there within a few years.Julian Assange Blasts NSA Spying, Says ‘Obama Administration Isn’t Serious’at SXSW | Marlow Stern | March 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for surveil
to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)
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