Surveillance capitalism is a term coined by Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff. It describes a new form of capitalism that monetizes data acquired through surveillance. This economic system is based on the commodification of personal data with the core purpose of profit-making.
Admittedly, chatGPT got us started on this article… It brings up some great points and we thought you’d like them as well! The concept of “opt-in surveillance” raises important philosophical and practical questions about genuine choice and consent in the digital age. While, on the surface, many services appear to offer choices, the real dynamics […]
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an increasingly powerful tool that is being used by companies and governments around the world to process and analyze vast amounts of data. While AI can be used for many beneficial purposes, such as medical research and fraud detection, it also has the potential to be misused or to infringe on […]
Your infant grandson sitting on the (endlessly patient) family dog. His older sister’s kindergarten portrait. The giddy dance they perform every time you play “Yellow Submarine.” They’re all moments you cherish and want to remember. And you know your friends would love them, too. So you do what so many of us do now. You […]
Every year we make New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes we succeed, often we don’t. Either way, resolutions can be useful. They indicate an awareness that something about the way we live needs to change. For many of us, the way we use technology—smartphones, fitness trackers, social media—needs to change. So here are a handful of resolutions […]
Atlas of Surveillance is an Open Source effort designed to inform people of surveillance technology where they live. Do you want to know what types of tracking occurs in your city? This website is a great place to start. Atlas of Surveillance also has a glossary to help you understand common police surveillance terms. Maybe […]
Go ahead. Search for yourself online. Your address? EASY. Your telephone number? EASY. Your family members? EASY. Anyone wanting to find out information about you can pay quick $ for a detailed file. Public records are, well, public. Marriage licenses, driver licences, property ownership, voter registation, vehicle registration, you name it. Currently, public records are […]
You Should Be! Here is a common list of things that are known to be addictive: alcohol, nicotene, painkillers, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, inhalents, sedatives and…video games. The emotional and physical experience of playing a video game is a classic dopamine rush to the brain and the more our kids play, the more they want. Why? […]