Vocabulary notes:

To wire-tap – to use a listening device to conduct surveillance

To stay / fly under the radar – to remain unnoticed

Pre-Viewing Task :

What mass surveillance technologies do you know?

What do you think ‘spy bazaar’ means?

Viewing Task :

A. Answer the questions below:

  1. What tools of surveillance can be used to track people? (name all the technologies mentioned in the video)
  • What is “The Wire-Tappers’ Ball”?
  • How does the speaker prove that the market of surveillance technologies is loosely regulated?
  • Why is it important to start controlling the market of surveillance technologies?

B. Identify the thesis of the talk and the arguments the speaker provides to prove it.

Post-viewing Task :

Do you share the view that surveillance technologies should be classified as weapons?