You can’t have a police state without massive, central government computers. The fascist governments of the western world are absolutely dependent on their computers to maintain control over their people. However, that dependence creates a problem: increased access to the governmental computers.
For example, the police have computer terminals in most police cars that allow officers to have instant access to local, state and national data bases stored on distant computers. The multiplicity of computer terminals makes it fairly easy for “hacktivists” to also access and “hack” into the police computers. The more a government relies on computers, the more easily government computers can be “hacked” into.