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Now streaming and surveilling

Piracy and copyright infringement should not be unfamiliar terms to the digital natives of today. Many of us will have known someone close to us- perhaps a family member or a friend- who has engaged in some form of piracy. 744 more words


Watching me, watching you

Social media surveillance appears to be a popular topic for discussion amongst the blogosphere and even more so in relation to this unit. When we first talk about surveillance via social networking sites (SNS), we think about the way we are being watched by corporations, by the sites themselves and even sometimes by the government. 765 more words


Is this thing on? An introductory look at webcam surveillance

Testing one, two, three- is this thing on?

I can recall quite vividly when I bought my first webcam back in the late-00s. My family had not long bought a shiny new laptop (before this we only had a bulky PC, assembled from different models) and we were all very excited to bask in its glory. 642 more words


Meet the Brave Souls Who Read LinkNYC's Two Different Privacy Policies

LinkNYC has been replacing all of New York’s public payphones with advertising emblazoned wifi kiosks. Residents and visitors curious about what those kiosks will do with data their routers, cameras and Bluetooth beacons collect about them might look on its website for some kind of privacy policy. 1,113 more words


Surveillance, journalism and the dark art of phone-hacking

Surveillance. It’s something that makes most of us feel uncomfortable. We shift in our seats, begin looking around the room for otherwise unnoticed cameras, perhaps even gulp a little when we become aware of just how closely we are being watched. 588 more words


How to Protest Online Trackers Without Leaving Your Chair

Imagine that someone called you every five minutes and said, “Tell me what you are doing right now.” And then imagine that for some reason you were compelled to answer the question. 541 more words


Big Brother is watching you...

No, I’m not about to discuss the reality television series that hit fame here in the mid 00’s. Rather, I’m talking about the fictitious figure from George Orwell’s dystopian novel, … 363 more words