Privacy & Surveillance
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.
Module 1 History & Theories of Privacy & Surveillance
Readings week one
Warren & Brandeis (1890). The Right to Privacy. Harvard Law Review, 193-220.
Browne, S. (2015) Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, Chapter 1
John & Peters (2017). Why privacy keeps dying: the trouble with talk about the end of privacy.
Manokha (2018) Surveillance, Panopticism and Self-Discipline in the Digital Age
Cinnamon (2017) Social Injustice in Surveillance Capitalism
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.
Ferenstein (2014) The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images. Medium
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.
Videos of interest
Jill Lepore: Our evolving attitudes toward surveillance, secrets, and privacy – The New Yorker Festival
The Secret History of American Surveillance
An Introduction to Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish – A Macat Sociology Analysis
PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault
The Toilet An unspoken History
Does Reality TV Affect Our View On Surveillance? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
Daniel Solove: Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear?
History of a Public Controversy: Government Surveillance
Module 2 Body
Readings week two
Allen, A. (2011). Unpopular privacy: what must we hide?. Oxford University Press. Chap 3.
Whitson (2013) Gaming the Quantified Self
de Casanova & Webb (2017). A Tale of Two Hoodies
Winet (2012). Face-Veil Bans and Anti-Mask Laws: State Interests and the Right to Cover the Face
Mason Privacy of Information and DNA Testing Kits
Oscapella, E. (2012). Genetic Privacy and Discrimination: An Overview of Selected Major Issues. https://bccla.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2012-BCCLA-Report-Genetic-Privacy1.pdf
Krimsky, S. & Johnston, D. C. (2017) Ancestry DNA Testing and Privacy: A Consumer Guide. Council for Responsible Genetics http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/img/Ancestry-DNA-Testing-and-Privacy-Guide.pdf
Shepard (2016) 5 reasons why surveillance is a feminist issue Gender IT
Bedoya (2016) The Color of Surveillance Slate
You Should Be Worried About Your DNA Privacy
Fitness Trackers | A Moment of Privacy
John Berger: Ways of Seeing, Episode 1 (1972)
John Berger: Ways of Seeing, Episode 2 (1972)
John Berger: Ways of Seeing, Episode 3 (1972)
John Berger: Ways of Seeing, Episode 4 (1972)
Surveillance and Race Online | Simone Browne at MozFest
Module 3 Home
Readings week three
Newell, Metoyer, & Moore (2015). Privacy in the Family.
Shapiro (1998). Places and spaces: The historical interaction of technology, home, and privacy.
Sicari, Grieco & Coen-Porisini (2015). Security, privacy and trust in Internet of Things: The road ahead.
Rapoport (2012) The Home Under Surveillance
Pridmore et al Intelligent Personal Assistants and the Intercultural Negotiations of Dataveillance in Platformed Households
ACLU Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_toolkit_file/kyr_english_3.pdf
Farb, R. L. (2002). The fourth amendment, privacy, and law enforcement. Popular Government, 13-19. http://sogpubs.unc.edu/electronicversions/pg/pgspr02/article2.pdf
Stanley, J., Crump, C., & Speech, A. C. L. U. (2011). Protecting Privacy From Aerial Surveillance (Vol. 6, No. 6). American Civil Liberties Union. (December 2011). https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/protectingprivacyfromaerialsurveillance.pdf
Waddell, K. (2016) The Privacy Problem with Digital Assistants, The Atlantic, May 24 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/05/the-privacy-problem-with-digital-assistants/483950/
Weingart, K. (2015) An Interview with Photographer Arne Svenson, PetaPixel, May 16. https://petapixel.com/2015/03/16/interview-with-photographer-arne-svenson/
Astor (2017) Your Roomba May Be Mapping Your Home, Collecting Data That Could Be Shared. New York Times
How your privacy is affected by digital assistants
Alexa is listening to you – Amazon privacy
The Smart Home That Spied On Me
Module 4 City
Readings week four
Joh (2016) Beyond Surveillance: Data Control and Body Cameras
Wood & Thompson (2018) Crowdsourced Countersurveillance: A Countersurveillant Assemblage?
Taylor (2016) Lights, Camera, Redaction: Police Body-Worn Cameras; Autonomy, Discretion and Accountability
Hendrix et al (2018) The Eyes of Law Enforcement in the New Panopticon: Police-Community Racial Asymmetry and the Use of Surveillance Technology
Van Zoonen (2016). Privacy concerns in smart cities.
Baldwin, P. C. (2014). Public privacy: Restrooms in American cities, 1869–1932. Journal of Social History, 48(2), 264-288.
Cavoukian, A. (2013). Surveillance, then and now: Securing privacy in public spaces. Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. P
Find a POPs Privately owned public spaces in New York https://apops.mas.org/find-a-pops/
Mensel, R. E. (1991). “Kodakers Lying in Wait”: Amateur Photography and the Right of Privacy in New York, 1885-1915. American Quarterly, 43(1), 24-45. P
Németh, J. (2009). Defining a public: The management of privately owned public space. Urban Studies, 46(11), 2463-2490. P
Thomas, E. (2016). The Privacy Case for Body Cameras: The Need for a Privacy-Centric Approach to Body Camera Policymaking. Colum. JL & Soc. Probs., 50, 191. P
Walz, C. & Brookins, D. S. (2016) Privacy in Public? A Look at Recent Efforts to Recognize Privacy Protections in Public Spaces, Communications Lawyer, Summer 2016. P
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
Is facial recognition technology an invasion of privacy?
What are the dangers of facial recognition technology? | The Stream
Fines And Facial Recognition – BBC Click
Life Inside China’s Total Surveillance State
Module 5 Cyberspace
Readings week five
Romele et al (2017) Panopticism is not Enough: Social Media as Technologies of Voluntary Servitude
Monahan (2018) Algorithmic Fetishism
O’Donnell (2014) Getting Played: Gamification and the Rise of Algorithmic Surveillance
Esposti (2014) When big data meets dataveillance: the hidden side of analytics
Marwick (2012) The Public Domain: Surveillance in Everyday Life
Datatilsynet (2013) Big Data: Privacy Principles Under Pressure
Datatilsynet (2018) Artificial Intelligence and Privacy
Smith, A., & Anderson, M. (2018). Social media use in 2018. Pew Research Center http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/03/01/social-media-use-in-2018/
Social Networks https://www.eff.org/issues/social-networks
Surveillance Technologies https://www.eff.org/issues/mass-surveillance-technologies
Locational privacy https://www.eff.org/issues/location-privacy
Mobile Devices https://www.eff.org/mobile-devices
Couldry (2016) The price of connection: ‘surveillance capitalism’ The Conversation
Kim, D. (2014) Social Media and Academic Surveillance: The Ethics of Digital Bodies, Model View Culture
Weinberg, J. (2017) The Real Costs of Cheap Surveillance. The Conversation
Online Privacy: How Did We Get Here? | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios
The Power of Privacy – documentary
Big Data and the Algorithmic Citizen
Spy Merchants – Al Jazeera Investigations