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Captives of the Cloud: Part I - Journal #37 September 2012 - e-flux
We are the voluntary prisoners of the cloud; we are being watched over by governments we did not elect.
government  privacy  NSA  surveillance  centralization  censorship  internet  cloud  facebook 
25 days ago by rachaelsullivan
Is The Internet Good or Bad? Yes. – Matter – Medium (2014)
Zeynep Tufekci
" Twitter isn’t a traditional broadcast company; there’s no editor-in-chief who can be bought or pressured. So when the hundreds more protesters showed up, and were met with police, tear gas, and water cannons, people learned about it again on social media. Soon the protest was an order of magnitude larger. "
. . .
"Even if it were possible to catch us through mass media, messages that work for one person often fail to convince others. Big-data surveillance is dangerous exactly because it provides solutions to these problems. Individually tailored, subtle messages are less likely to produce a cynical reaction. Especially so if the data collection that makes these messages possible is unseen. That’s why it’s not only the NSA that goes to great lengths to keep its surveillance hidden."
surveillance  internet  activism  wikileaks  NSA  tracking  violence  algorithm  panopticon  bigdata 
6 weeks ago by rachaelsullivan
We need more, not less democracy | openDemocracy
So there is technology today that helps us to confirm, to ensure, and to expand our liberties, where we have a right to read, and we have a right to speak freely, and a responsibility to be good to each other.
security  NSA  privacy  surveillance  internet  socialchange  democracy 
december 2015 by rachaelsullivan
N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens - NYTimes.com
The agency can augment the communications data with material from public, commercial and other sources, including bank codes, insurance information, Facebook profiles, passenger manifests, voter registration rolls and GPS location information, as well as property records and unspecified tax data, according to the documents. They do not indicate any restrictions on the use of such “enrichment” data, and several former senior Obama administration officials said the agency drew on it for both Americans and foreigners. “All of N.S.A.’s work has a foreign intelligence purpose,” the spokeswoman added. “Our activities are centered on counterterrorism, counterproliferation and cybersecurity.”
NSA  identity  surveillance  data  security  cybersecurity  from delicious
september 2013 by rachaelsullivan

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