DTEM440-Spring19 Readings & Material

Privacy & Surveillance

DTEM 4440 Spring 2019 Syllabus

The course book is Raymond Wacks Privacy: A very short introduction. The rest of the readings are available on Blackboard.

A good booklet on how many of our fundamental technologies work is McNamee et al, How the Internet Works: A guide for policy-makers. European Digital Rights. Also check out Julien Hopkins: How to Define Social Media – An Academic Summary.

Check out The Privacy Paradox from Note to Self. Its a series of 5 letters which include tips and a short podcast explaining the science, psychology, and tech behind each challenge.

Week 1 What is Privacy

Warren & Brandeis: The Right to Privacy

Ferenstein (2014) The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images. Medium

Jill Lepore: Our evolving attitudes toward surveillance, secrets, and privacy – The New Yorker Festival

The Secret History of American Surveillance

Week 2 Why We Should Care

Wacks Privacy Chapter 1

Solove “I’ve Got Nothing to Hide” and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy

Pearson J (2017 Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare MotherBoard

Madden et al (2017) Privacy, Poverty and Big Data: A Matrix of Vulnerabilities for Poor AmericansData&Society

Eubanks (2014) Want to Predict the Future of Surveillance? Ask Poor Communities.

Daniel Solove: Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear?

Week 3 Evolution of Privacy

Westin Chapter 3: The Origins of Modern Claims to Privacy****

Wacks Privacy Chapter 2

The Toilet An unspoken History

Week 4 Theorizing Privacy

Purdy: Surveillance Knowledge and Inequality

Bogard Simulation and post panopticonism (Surveillance studies)

An Introduction to Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish – A Macat Sociology Analysis

PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault

Week 5 Photography & The Gaze

Sontag: On Photography. Chapter On Plato’s Cave

Zeronda: Street Shootings Wacks Privacy Chapter 3

Week 6 Privacy & Freedom of Expression

Wacks Chapter 4

Posner Economic Theory of Privacy

Couldry (2016) The price of connection: ‘surveillance capitalism’ The Conversation

Weinberg, J. (2017) The Real Costs of Cheap Surveillance. The Conversation

Victor (2016) Study Urges Tougher Oversight for Police Use of Facial Recognition. The New York Times

Feeney (2017) When It Comes to Surveillance, Watch the Watchmen. New York Times

The Surveillance Firm Recording Crimes From Baltimore’s Skies

History of a Public Controversy: Government Surveillance

Week 7 Women & Privacy

Nussbaum: Is Privacy Bad for Women?

Wagner Decew: The Feminist Critique of Privacy

Week 8 Clothing & Privacy

Allen: Unpopular Privacy. Chapter 3 Modesty.

Bilefsky: France’s Burkini Debate Reverberates Around the World

Week 9 Social Surveillance and Social Media

Trottier & Lyon: Key Features of Social Media Surveillance

Marwick: The Public Domain: Surveillance in Everyday Life


Week 11 Agency & Resistance

Koskela: The other side of surveillance or

Bell: Surveillance is Sexy

Gilliom Resisisting Surveillance

Does Reality TV Affect Our View On Surveillance? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Week 12 Data Bodies & Dataveillance

Cheney Lippold ‘Subjectivity: Who Do They Think You Are?’, Chapter 3, *****

van Dijck: Datafication, dataism and dataveillance

Astor (2017) Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Shared. New York Times

Kim, D. (2014) Social Media and Academic Surveillance: The Ethics of Digital Bodies, Model View Culture

Online Privacy: How Did We Get Here? | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

The Power of Privacy – documentary

Big Data and the Algorithmic Citizen

Week 13 Sousveillance & Autoveillance

Mann & Fernbok: New Media and the power politics of sousveillance

Week 14 Crowdsourcing Surveillance

Tewksbury: Crowdsourcing Homeland Security

EFF Surveillance Self Defense

Spy Merchants – Al Jazeera Investigations

Week 15 Movie Discussion

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen, 2006)