The price of connection: ‘surveillance capitalism’

“In a world where our moment-to-moment existence is already being tracked and (according to some) better understood by external data-processing systems, the very idea of an independent space of subjectivity from which one can have “freedom” collapses.” – The price of connection: ‘surveillance capitalism’

Mass Transit Meets Mass Surveillance

“I don’t think we’re used yet to the notion that someone in a distant office can listen to private conversations we conduct in public. If that kind of eavesdropping becomes common, how might it change the ways we interact with each other?” – Mass Transit Meets Mass Surveillance

New Smart Street Corners That Will Act Like a Fitbit for the City | WIRED

“John Tolva, Chicago’s former Chief Technology Officer says there’s an important distinction to be made between observation and surveillance. “It’s important to remind people that being closely observant of the urban fabric is what makes cities better,”” – New Smart Street Corners That Will Act Like a Fitbit for the City | WIRED

What tear gas taught me about Twitter and the NSA

“To make sense of the surveillance states that we live in, we need to do better than allegories and thought experiments, especially those that derive from a very different system of control. We need to consider how the power of surveillance is being imagined and used, right now, by governments and corporations.” – What tear… Continue reading What tear gas taught me about Twitter and the NSA