I just came across this remarkable estimate in an Economist feature on surveillance. I knew digitalisation made surveillance cheaper but I didn’t realise quite how much cheaper. How much of the creeping authoritarianism which characterises the contemporary national security apparatus in the UK… Read More ›
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The hostility to speed in the ‘accelerated academy’ predates the current fashion to complain about it and blame it on neo-liberalism. I was already reviewing a book by the Dutch sociologist and public intellectual, Dick Pels, on ‘fast science’ for… Read More ›
Surveillance and Security in the Age of Algorithmic CommunicationAn IAMCR 2016 pre-conference University of Leicester 26 July 2016 Deadline for abstracts: (500 words): January 15, 2016 More information: http://iamcr.org/leicester2016/algorithmic-surveillance The call as pdf: http://iamcr.org/sites/default/files/AlgoSurveillancePreconferenceCfP_0.pdf The Snowden leaks have put mass surveillance… Read More ›
It seems that Mark Zuckerberg has a secret back room in his private Facebook office, allowing him to retreat into opacity while sustaining the glass fronted and open plan layout of the corporate offices. From from The Boy Kings, by Katherine… Read More ›
This summer it was revealed, largely thanks to Edward Snowden, that American and European intelligence services are engaging in mass surveillance of hundreds of millions of people. Intelligence agencies monitor people’s Internet use, obtain their phone calls, email messages, Facebook… Read More ›
“Technology will not advance democracy and human rights for (and instead of) you”. Zygmunt Bauman on the use and mis-use of new media.
In a recent article published by the Social Europe Journal, Zygmunt Bauman reflects on the use we make of new media and social networks and how this can be exploited to control us, rather than increasing our freedom of expression…. Read More ›