DTEM4440-Summer18 Readings & Material

Privacy & Surveillance

DTEM 4440 Summer 2018 Syllabus

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.

Week 1 History & Theories of Privacy & Surveillance

Readings week one

Galič, M., Timan, T., & Koops, B. J. (2017). Bentham, Deleuze and beyond: An overview of surveillance theories from the panopticon to participation. Philosophy & Technology, 30(1), 9-37. PDF on BB

John, N. A., & Peters, B. (2017). Why privacy keeps dying: the trouble with talk about the end of privacy. Information, Communication & Society, 20(2), 284-298. PDF on BB

Wacks, R. (2015). Privacy: A very short introduction. OUP Oxford. Chapter 2 PDF on BB

Warren, S. D., & Brandeis, L. D. (1890). The Right to Privacy. Harvard Law Review, 193-220. PDF on BB


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.

Reasons Privacy Matters

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 Americans Data&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

Week 2 Body

Readings week two

Allen, A. (2011). Unpopular privacy: what must we hide?. Oxford University Press. Chap 3. PDF on BB

de Casanova, E. M., & Webb III, C. L. (2017). A Tale of Two Hoodies. Men and Masculinities, 20(1), 117-122. PDF on BB

Doe, G. (2014). With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce. Vox. 9 September, https://www.vox.com/2014/9/9/5975653/with-genetic-testing-i-gave-my-parents-the-gift-of-divorce-23andme

Maddox, T. (2015). The dark side of wearables: How they’re secretly jeopardizing your security and privacy. TechRepublic https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-dark-side-of-wearables-how-theyre-secretly-jeopardizing-your-security-and-privacy/

Singer, R. W., & Perry, A. J. (2015). Wearables: The Well-Dressed Privacy Policy. Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, 27(7), 24. PDF on BB

Winet, E. D. (2012). Face-Veil Bans and Anti-Mask Laws: State Interests and the Right to Cover the Face. Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev., 35, 217. PDF on BB


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

Interesting Videos

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

Week 3 Home

Readings week three

Newell, B. C., Metoyer, C. A., & Moore, A. D. (2015). Privacy in the Family. Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 104. PDF on BB

Shapiro, S. (1998). Places and spaces: The historical interaction of technology, home, and privacy. The Information Society, 14(4), 275-284. PDF on BB

Sicari, S., Rizzardi, A., Grieco, L. A., & Coen-Porisini, A. (2015). Security, privacy and trust in Internet of Things: The road ahead. Computer networks, 76, 146-164. PDF on BB

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/


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

Wald, C. (2016) The secret history of ancient toilets, p 456-458. PDF on BB

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


Week 4 City

Readings week four

Cuador, C. (2016). From Street Photography to Face Recognition: Distinguishing between the Right to Be Seen and the Right to Be Recognized. Nova L. Rev., 41, 237. PDF on BB

Miles, M. (2015). Photography, Privacy and the Public. Law, Culture and the Humanities, 11(2), 270-293. PDF on BB

Reidenberg, J. R. (2014). Privacy in public.U. Miami L. Rev., 69, 141. PDF on BB

Smith, S. & Low, S. M. (2006). “Introduction: The Imperative of Public Space,” Pp 1-30, in Low, S., & Smith, N. (Eds.). The politics of public space. Routledge. PDF on BB

Siegel, L., Perry, R. A., & Gram, M. H. (2006). Who’s watching? Video camera surveillance in New York City and the need for public oversight. A Special Report by the New York Civil Liberties Union. PDF on BB

Tucker, J. (2012). Eye on the street: photography in urban public spaces. Radical History Review, 2012(114), 7-18. PDF on BB

Van Zoonen, L. (2016). Privacy concerns in smart cities. Government Information Quarterly, 33(3), 472-480. PDF on BB


Baldwin, P. C. (2014). Public privacy: Restrooms in American cities, 1869–1932. Journal of Social History, 48(2), 264-288. PDF on BB

Cavoukian, A. (2013). Surveillance, then and now: Securing privacy in public spaces. Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. PDF on BB

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. PDF on BB

Németh, J. (2009). Defining a public: The management of privately owned public space. Urban Studies, 46(11), 2463-2490. PDF on BB

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. PDF on BB

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. PDF on BB

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

EFF Surveillance Self Defense

The Surveillance Firm Recording Crimes From Baltimore’s Skies


Week 5 Cyberspace

Readings week five

Lyon, D., & Trottier, D. (2013). Key features of social media surveillance. In Fuchs et al Internet and Surveillance (pp. 109-125). Routledge. PDF on BB

Marwick, A. E. (2012). The public domain: Social surveillance in everyday life. Surveillance & Society, 9(4), 378. PDF on BB

Rainie, L. (2016). The state of privacy in post-Snowden America. Pew Research Center FactTank (Sept. 2016). URl: http://www.pewresearch.org/facttank/2016/09/21/the-state-of-privacy-in-america

Patton, D. U., Brunton, D. W., Dixon, A., Miller, R. J., Leonard, P., & Hackman, R. (2017). Stop and Frisk Online: Theorizing Everyday Racism in Digital Policing in the Use of Social Media for Identification of Criminal Conduct and Associations. Social Media+ Society, 3(3). PDF on BB


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