For those who have the time, inclination, language proficiency (and attention span) to listen to a podcast in German: The history of systematic surveillance. The thesis is that it was started in the mid-1600s when three conditions came together: For the first time, enough people knew how to read and write and there was actually […]
Required reading for the Winter Term 2016/17 Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, especially the “Docile Bodies” chapter. English translation freely available online: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=de&q=Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish filetype:pdf (The German translation: Überwachen und Strafen is in the Semesterapparat, and there is a second copy in the library that you can take home: PHI I.1.2 – […]
technology is progressing – now one plane is enough for a constant CCTV stream of every street from above: “Watch This Surveillance Master Dissect a Murder From the Sky” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-23/watch-this-surveillance-master-dissect-a-murder-from-the-sky “surveillance master” – !?!!!?!!!! great video effects I’d say. Strong analysis tools looking good. The background story about the technology and where it’s being used: […]
Our 4th Cryptoparty went really well. A full house and everyone involved learnt a lot. For notes and some quick links for an intro to digital self defence see https://tinyurl.com/cryptokhm
for those that missed today’s seminar, here are my notes and some links 1. dating sites as an example of a corporation that needs to intimately get to know you. They ask questions to get a (good enough) image of who you are, so they can recommend the right match. Try it, just sign up […]
thanks, Steffi, for another great poster!
Shoshana Zuboff on how we became Google’s slaves. A must-read. Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization Update: Joscha sent in a better link: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism German translation: Überwachungskapitalismus Nearly 70 years ago historian Karl Polanyi observed that the market economies of the 19th and 20th centuries depended […]
Another good critique of the ideology behind CCTV: Esther Hovers’ series False Positives