10 Network Technology and Participatory Surveillance Markets

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Technologies of Surveillance: Surveillance Markets and Data Profiles
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This week… “Big Brother” and “Little Brothers” Big Brother - hard and covert surveillance by states (involuntary) Little Brothers - soft and overt surveillance by firms (voluntary). Big Brother: national security Little Brothers: profit-maximization
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Facebook The biggest Little Brother 500 million users 600 billion minutes on site per month U.S.-based, but globalizing to English speaking countries (Canada, Australia, Britain) Cultural change How do we use Facebook? How does Facebook use us?
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Key Concepts informational capitalism data trails data surveillance data self customized advertising participatory panopticon Web 2.0 prosumer/crowdsourcing peep culture
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Informational capitalism Industrial capitalism – tangible goods (i.e. cars) De-industrialization – 1970s to the present Informational capitalism – intangible goods (i.e. recreation, leisure, culture, media, communications, images, experiences, information)
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Data Trails Paper trails Data trails A lot of data about us is created through
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