The novel “Brave New World” and the article “N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S.” both explore the dystopian element of how citizens are under a constant surveillance. All cell phone users from AT&T and Verizon are treated differently than other cell phone companies such as Sprint that don’t “collect Americans’ domestic phone logs” and don’t “get copies of all records of a target”. Rather than AT&T and Verizon users who are “having their phone logs leaked” and “having the N.S.A. gain access to domestic telecom data.”. Charlie Savage, in the New York Times who wrote “N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S.”, is pointing out how being under surveillance is not the same as being free and having control for yourself. When surveillance is occurring, you are not allowed to do as many “free-willing” things as you want to because you are being constantly watched. While not knowing you are being looked over, finding out can make you feel very violated, irritated, and furious. In the novel “Brave New World” Aldous Huxley shows how people who are treated the same, will constantly be under the same amount of surveillance. Bernard feels very violated when Helmholtz announces “ I’ve been tracking all my committees and all my girls.” and is under control of someone who “has the power to say anything when he wants to”. Those powerful leaders make the society furious and scared at the same time. In conclusion, today, it seems like there are two sides of protection, surveillance and security which are very different from each other. Surveillance is being unknown of people keeping track of you. Security is being ordered to watch you for your own personal safety. Individuals must figure out what they will personally do to keep themselves safe and must decide if they want to have their lives controlled for them.