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Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada

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ISBN: 9781927356777 9781927356784 9781927356791 Year: Pages: 251 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356777.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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"Although most Canadians are familiar with surveillance cameras and airport security, relatively few are aware of the extent to which the potential for surveillance is now embedded in virtually every aspect of our lives. We cannot walk down a city street, register for a class, pay with a credit card, hop on an airplane, or make a telephone call without data being captured and processed. Where does such information go? Who makes use of it, and for what purpose? Is the loss of control over our personal information merely the price we pay for using social media and other forms of electronic communication, or should we be wary of systems that make us visible - and thus vulnerable - to others as never before? The work of a multidisciplinary research team, Transparent Lives explains why and how surveillance is expanding - mostly unchecked - into every facet of our lives. Through an investigation of the major ways in which both government and private sector organizations gather, monitor, analyze, and share information about ordinary citizens, the volume identifies nine key trends in the processing of personal data that together raise urgent questions of privacy and social justice. Intended not only to inform but to make a difference, the volume is deliberately aimed at a broad audience, including legislators and policymakers, journalists, civil liberties groups, educators, and, above all, the reading public."

Big Brother

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Book Series: Masse und Medium ISBN: 9783839400630 9783933127631 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400630 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Big Brother kündigt die 'reality soap' als ein exemplarisches Unterhaltungsformat der Multimedialität an, das von der Faszination durch den Alltag zehrt. Wenn 'reality' zur 'soap' und 'soap' zur 'reality' wird, dann versagen die herkömmlichen Kategorien der Kulturkritik: Statt Flucht in Traumwelten bietet Big Brother den (eigenen) Alltag als Zufluchtsort an. Die hier versammelten Beiträge nehmen diese Provokation auf und erproben neue Perspektiven, um der Faszination durch Big Brother nachgehen zu können.

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