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This is an essay about the pros, cons, and my standpoint on the panopticon and how it affects us. I have inserted some of the annotated bib stuff I did in class for this assignment and a very rough draft of how this writing should go. I do not have a few other sources and need at least two. It is in MLA format as well as the work cited page. The works cited can only be found from a scholarly search or through a database. You will need to do a citation on the material found. I again have made a very, very rough draft and would like that to be followed.  Stipulating that the Panopticon exists and that the IoT enables the Panopticon to reach into an individual’s life in ways unimaginable just a short time ago, discuss whether this development is, on the whole, positive or negative for society. Feel free to discuss both possibilities, but be sure to come down clearly on one side or the other.Yell 1
Abbrey Yell
ENG- 112A
Annotated Bib #2
McMullan, T. (2015, July 23). What does the panopticon mean in the age of digital
surveillance?The Guardian. London.
The news article, it covers the history of Jeremey Bentham, who is quoted as “the
founder of utilitarianism.” The article now covers how he has put into place the digital age of
surveillance. It then goes into the history of the panopticon and how Bentham went through with
it, and how he managed to persuade the prime minister, William Pitt the Younger, to fund a
panopticon National Penitentiary, but many problems caused the observation to be abandoned.
“He describes the prisoner of a panopticon as being at the receiving end of asymmetrical
surveillance: “He is seen, but he does not see; he is an object of information, never a subject in
communication.”. As reasoning of all this, the inmates had a deep fear of him. The article then
talks about this is brought into todays life and how we don’t know we are being watched. Overall
the article links how today world and Bentham’s idea of his panopticon.
NEUROQUANTOLOGY. (2022). A Comprehensive Review on Data Privacy in the
Internet of Things to Overcome the Challenges. 14704, 20(11), 6442–6459.
The article starts off by talking about the definitions of privacy and the concept of
privacy data. We then go into the idea of taxonomy and the way to protect your information,
“Visibility, granularity, and purpose all play a role in maintaining the confidentiality of your
personal information.” The article covers the term “Internet of Things” created by Kevin
Ashton, which is made of many devices and intelligent machines that are always collecting and
sharing data every minute. Or as said by researchers describe it as data that connects real and
virtual objects to provide advanced services utilizing current communications and then covers
some examples. The article then covers many different challenges such as ethics (Privacy is set
to be private by default), Difficult Identification, Ambiguity, Public and Private Border Line, and
many more different challenges that can be faced. It then covers different mechanisms you can
use to preserve your privacy and ways to keep it well as close as you can to yours. Overall an
informative article and can be used to understand privacy and data challenges.
Jeremy Bentham Panopticon Crash Course. (2018). Youtube.
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOQjNit6jiw
The video covers the history of Jeremy Bentham, who created the Panopticon. The
Panopticon was or is a building where people could be watched sometimes without even
knowing they were being watched. Jeremy had taken this and used the example of a prison,
which he stated, “seeing without being seen.” this means the inspector should be able to watch
the inmates but not be seen by them. He created a circular prison where the test/ observation took
place, where he would be the inspector. Overall the article covers the history of the panopticon
and how it has shaped some prisons today.
Richards, N. (2015). The Electronic Panopticon. The Chronicle of Higher Education, vol.61
(issue 27). http://doi.org/Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.
Richards starts the article with some eye-opening assumptions, such as being ok that Amazon is
watching/ knowing everything you are reading and doing on your kindle. “It’s just the cost of
doing business, right? The trade-off for convenience and safety.” Richards compares the internet
to an electronic panopticon and can find and see whatever information they want. He then talks
about how freedom is a right but when we are being watched, there is no point in freedom as we
do not have the freedom to do what we want. “Freedom of thought: your ability to think and
believe what you want, no matter how radical or weird. If any human right is absolute, it is this
one” Richard then states the right to read is equally as much of freedom as freedom is, and that if
we care so much about our intellectual privacy, we should try to protect it more. He says we
should incorporate our fourth amendment and take control. Overall the article is about protecting
our privacy and why it is important.
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Eng 112 Winter 2019
English 112 College Composition II
Discussion 2: The Panopticon and the IoT
Stipulating that the Panopticon exists and that the IoT enables the Panopticon
to reach into an individual’s life in ways that were unimaginable just a short
time ago, discuss whether this development is, on the whole, positive or
negative for society. Feel free to discuss both possibilities, but be sure to
come down clearly on one side or the other. In other words, no fence riding
Your response will be between 1250-1500 words in length and contain
evidence of research in the form of in-text and parenthetical citations, the sue
of paraphrasing, summarizing and directly quoting from source material. It will
also include a Works Cited with a minimum of two sources. The document
must be in MLA format.
15 February 2023
Discussion 2
Introduction, introduce the topic:
Body one states how it’s good/positive: some postives are can be used to track crimes, used to
montor “bad behavior”, used to add in the solving of crimes
Body two states how it is negative: there are children on the internet and its not protected against
them, you have no privacy, identity theft, can be used for blackmail
Body three states my point of view and where I stand: I thik it is negative, and should be used for
only certain things but overall im against it
Ending body paragraph, recapping what ive stated, and wrapping it all up:
Works cited page:

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