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AI used to reveal information hidden by FBI following decades-long programme of spying on US Muslims | The Independent
“Surveillance gets its power from secrecy and the best way to bust it is to not be secret about it, to talk out loud about it," she said.

"So it’s been very powerful, not just for people who have experienced this in the Muslim community, but for general audiences to share what happened, and to not keep this dirty secret any more.”
surveillance  AI  FOIA  illinois  government  islam  fbi  information  storytelling  story  data 
23 days ago by allaboutgeorge
On Stevie Wonder’s “Living for the City” and the NYC Skyline
Far more ideology than art, the skyline, as Stevie knew, signifies nothing. This is why you don’t look up. New York is what’s in front of you.
nyc  attention  presence  newyork  music  cities  safety  architecture  language  surveillance 
6 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
The Beauty of Invisibility
Whenever I’m at a party and people ask me to say something in Russian, my go-to is У меня есть право иметь секреты—“I have the right to have secrets.” It both satisfies the desire people have to hear their stereotypes about Russia confirmed and makes it sound like I lead an interesting life.
language  privacy  security  memory  books  nonfiction  aging  beauty  presence  reputation  surveillance  power 
8 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
NATO Group Catfished Soldiers to Prove a Point About Privacy | WIRED
"We need to put more pressure on social media," Bay says, "to address these vulnerabilities that can be used for the detriment of national security for individuals and for society as a whole."
military  nato  europe  socialmedia  security  surveillance  war  attention  data  privacy 
9 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
“Zucked” author Roger McNamee on Kara Swisher podcast Recode Decode - Recode
And the point I’m making is that these guys have changed the economy so profoundly with their surveillance or with this business model, that it’s one of those situations where there’s a before and an after.
surveillance  facebook  social  socialmedia  socialnetworking  podcasting  books  media  politics  business 
10 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism | Technology | The Guardian
So what is to be done? In any confrontation with the unprecedented, the first work begins with naming. Speaking for myself, this is why I’ve devoted the past seven years to this work… to move forward the project of naming as the first necessary step toward taming.
business  capitalism  surveillance  technology  socialmedia  socialnetworking  advertising  media  books  public 
january 2019 by allaboutgeorge
Why Your iPhone Selfies Don't Look Like Your Face - The Atlantic
The global economy is wired up to your face. And it is willing to move heaven and Earth to let you see what you want to see.
iphone  photography  surveillance  technology  beauty  identity  app  apple  google  mobile 
december 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The US government is using road signs showing drivers how fast they’re going to capture license plate data — Quartz
“License plate readers are inherently a form of mass surveillance,” investigative researcher Dave Maass of the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation told Quartz. “You look at something like a wiretap and most of the time it’s looking for a specific person and capturing specific conversations with that person. But here they are collecting information on everybody, not all of whom have been accused of a crime, in case they may one day commit a crime. This is un-American.”
privacy  surveillance  police  law  traffic  cars  cities 
october 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Emptywheel’s Marcy Wheeler knows more than she tells, but she tells a lot - Columbia Journalism Review
Poor Paul Manafort is upset that somebody stole his iPods! It’s like, yeah, what, you know? You were witnessed in a meeting with an Apple device.

What if there’s nothing on those iPods except the Nickelback discography?

Then he should get the chair.
journalism  surveillance  politics  russia 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
"Communities must be equal partners in any decision about the use of [...]"
surveillance  technology  from twitter
april 2016 by allaboutgeorge

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