Event: Digital Privacy Event at Central Library, 2/26

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Watch Me Now: Notes on a Surveillance Society” is the latest event from PechaKucha Seattle and is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library. The event brings together speakers (including yours truly) from across the information ecosystem – including policy makers, technologists, advocates and others to discuss the complex issues surrounding privacy and surveillance in the digital world. The event is this Thursday, February 26, starting at 5:30 in the Microsoft Auditorium at Central Library (1000 4th Ave) in downtown Seattle. Like all Library events, it is FREE! Continue reading

Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life: An international workshop

Call for Participation
Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life: An international workshop
May 12-15, 2011, University of Toronto, Canada

Digitally mediated surveillance (DMS) is an increasingly prevalent, but still largely invisible, aspect of daily life. As we work, play and negotiate public and private spaces, on-line and off, we produce a growing stream of personal digital data of interest to unseen others. CCTV cameras hosted by private and public actors survey and record our movements in public space, as well as in the workplace. Corporate interests track our behaviour as we navigate both social and transactional cyberspaces, data mining our digital doubles and packaging users as commodities for sale to the highest bidder. Governments continue to collect personal information on-line with unclear guidelines for retention and use, while law enforcement increasingly use internet technology to monitor not only criminals but activists and political dissidents as well, with worrisome implications for democracy. Continue reading