NYTimes: Opinion: What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State by James A. Millward:
Imagine that this is your daily life: While on your way to work or on an errand, every 100 meters you pass a police blockhouse. Video cameras on street corners and lamp posts recognize your face and track your movements. At multiple checkpoints, police officers scan your ID card, your irises and the contents of your phone. At the supermarket or the bank, you are scanned again, your bags are X-rayed and an officer runs a wand over your body – at least if you are from the wrong ethnic group. Members of the main group are usually waved through.