After a week in which the phone lines of the Associated Press were bugged and Google glasses that can record our every move are being tested, it seems fitting to mark World Information Society Day. This event was established by the U.N. to raise awareness of how new technologies are transforming our society and to acknowledge the challenges they present to human rights.

“Naked Citizens,” a documentary by Austrian Public Broadcasting, goes inside this brave new world industry and asks whether, in the name of security, our most basic freedoms already are being compromised. The film details new inventions like smart cameras that are being programmed to stop crimes before they occur. It also examines the fallout when mistakes occur and innocent people are caught up in the Orwellian dragnet.

Digital activists warn that it is up to each of us to investigate the technology we use and protect our own information.

For more on this topic, check out this Technology playlist compiled by the editors of The I Files, featuring creepy drones, omnipresent surveillence cameras and at least one scientist named Orwell.

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Amanda Pike (she/her) is the director of the TV and documentary department and executive producer of films and series at Reveal. Under her leadership, The Center for Investigative Reporting garnered its first Academy Award nomination and four national Emmys, among other accolades. She was the executive producer of the inaugural year of the Glassbreaker Films initiative, supporting women in documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism. She has spent the past two decades reporting and producing documentaries for PBS, CBS, ABC, National Geographic, A&E, Lifetime and The Learning Channel, among others. Subjects have ranged from militia members in Utah to young entrepreneurs in Egypt and genocide perpetrators in Cambodia. Pike also has dabbled in fiction filmmaking, producing the short film “On the Assassination of the President,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.