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Surveillance and Digital Dualism: A Reflection on “Theorizing the Web” (#TtW13) | Technophilosophy

Surveillance and Digital Dualism: A Reflection on “Theorizing the Web” (#TtW13) | Technophilosophy | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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Using surveillance as the major subject of a conference whose aim is to ‘theorize the Web’ seems to be a questionable choice which I personally disagree with. Although it is perfectly legitimate to ask oneself what role is digital technology playing, as a technical device, in the society of surveillance. But insofar as surveillance goes beyond (and precedes) the issue of digital technology, I don’t understand why it should be the main subject of the ‘Theory of the Web.’ And, as such, even if he has been widely quoted by several speakers, Foucault does not seem to be the best suited author to understand the digital changes that we are experiencing.

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luiy's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:36 PM

One example is collective intelligence according to philosopher Pierre Lévy (@plevy), whose ideas have, early on, orientated the French approach towards the logic of digital cooperation; the economy of contribution according to philosopher Bernard Stiegler, which is integrated into a global vision of the current hyper-industrial political economy and develops (in its way) this logic of cooperation; the psychological experience of new technologies according to psychoanalyst Serge Tisseron, who develops an empathic psychology of the relationship with machines but based on the extremely problematic concept of the ‘virtual’; the new opportunities of Internet democracy according to sociologist Dominique Cardon, in opposition to the demonization of the internet of which the media are so fond; or, in the younger generation, the new hybrid forms of sociability introduced by the digital liaisons according to the sociologist Antonio A. Casilli (@bodyspacesoc), the new ontology that emerges from the architecture of the Web according to Alexandre Monnin (@aamonnz) or the new structures of perception introduced by digital ontophany into the phenomeno-technological approach that I suggest (1).

I’m not saying that French thinkers are not interested in the issue of surveillance as it may be raised again or in a new way due to Internet technologies. What I’m saying is that it’s not what concerns them the most with regard to the internet, even if young philosophers such as Cléo Collomb (@CleoCollomb) are currently working on the ‘digital traces’ we leave behind us in the era of Big Data. Moreover, when discussing this with Lev Manovich (@manovich) during the After Party at Slattery’s Pub, I had the feeling that I was right to consider the theme of surveillance as excessive. Manovich was telling me that, according to him, this could be explained by the importance given to the individual and to ‘privacy’ in the culture of English speaking countries. For my part, I was thinking that a country that dominates the world like the United States does, and is so focused on performance, can only be extremely concerned about all forms of power that exist between individuals. But these reflections may be too simplistic in addressing this issue.

By the way, thanks to Theorizing the Web 2013, I am now more aware of surveillance issues in digital media and I even agree on the assholishness of Google Glass. 

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Facebook is now worth more than Walmart

Facebook's market value has nosed ahead of one of country's economic bellwethers, underscoreing a broader shift that is intuitively easy to understand: Technology is playing a larger and larger part in our lives. Therefore, technology should be playing a larger and larger role in the economy.
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Supermercado do futuro!

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Turkey's 'family' ministry wants to ban Minecraft -- just like it did with 4Chan | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb

Turkey's 'family' ministry wants to ban Minecraft -- just like it did with 4Chan | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Minecraft is one of the world’s most successful games, but a Turkish family agency isn’t happy about that.
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About China's Internet Censorship

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In the Republic of China there are approx. 650 million Internet users, of which 86 % mobile. This is probably the largest online population on the planet, and all network functions within China, in...

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Zero-rating - [Wikipedia]

Zero-rating

Zero-rating ("toll-free data") is the practice of mobile network operators (MNO) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) to not charge end customers for a well defined volume of data by specific applications or internet services via the MNO's Wireless network in limited or metered data plans and tariffs.

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The Global Geography of Internet Addiction

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In a new study, Brazilians were the most likely to report spending every waking hour on the web, with Nigerians and South Africans not far behind.
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The Countries With the Most and Least Internet Freedom

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A new study shows who can browse as they please and who can’t.
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U.S. Social-Media Giants Are Resisting Russia Censors

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Facebook, Twitter and Google have started resisting Russian government orders to remove information about a rally next month for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, raising the prospect of a showdown over the Kremlin’s efforts to control online information.
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How the sharing economy will develop in 2015

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The sharing economy has grown exponentially in the past few years to the point where it has impacted nearly all industries.

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The unstoppable rise of the Sharing Economy, it could be the Internet's most divisive revolution.

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Featuring yours truly in the logistics bit.

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EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up

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The call, which was anticipated, does not have any concrete effects but it does increase pressure on the European Commission to take a hard line with Google over the abuse of its dominance in the EU search market.
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Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era

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A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
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What the web is saying about Obama’s net neutrality plan

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So much ink — both real and digital — was devoted to President Obama’s statements Monday on network neutrality that we decided to round up some of the more insightful as a guide to the issue.
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Turkey blocks access to Twitter and YouTube over hostage photos

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Turkey's increasingly hardline government on Monday blocked access to the website over the image of an Istanbul prosecutor held hostage
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Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative

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A person who has immersed themselves in another culture has the openness and cognitive flexibility to make your organization more creative.

Via Anne Leong
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Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

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How social media affects protest movements: It’s complicated

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In a new research paper, sociologist Zeynep Tufekci argues that while social media can empower dissidents and make it easier to organize, governments are getting smarter — and the same things that make such tools useful also have a downside
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Iran's judiciary moves to block phone and messaging services LINE, WhatsApp and Tango

Iran's judiciary moves to block phone and messaging services LINE, WhatsApp and Tango | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official IRNA news agency says the judiciary has ordered three personal communication apps blocked, a decision President Hassan Rouhani's administration has long opposed
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Who’s the true enemy of internet freedom - China, Russia, or the US?

Who’s the true enemy of internet freedom - China, Russia, or the US? | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Evgeny Morozov: Beijing and Moscow are rightly chastised for restricting their citizens’ online access – but it’s the US that is now even more aggressive in asserting its digital sovereignty
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We need open models, not just open data - O'Reilly Radar

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Writing my post about AI and summoning the demon led me to re-read a number of articles on Cathy O'Neil's excellent mathbabe blog. I highlighted a point Cathy...
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Open access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open access comes in two degrees: gratis open access, which is free online access, and libre open access, which is free online access plus some additional usage rights. These additional usage rights are often granted through the use of various specific Creative Commons licenses.

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The European Parliament Just Voted To Break Up Google

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The EU just passed the historic vote.
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EU net neutrality law, almost a done deal, may face restart

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With a new European Commission having taken the place of the one that proposed the Telecom Package, and with that bundle of laws not having achieved final approval yet, hard-won battles may need to be fought again.
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A picture of social revolutions | Augusto de Franco | TEDxLiberdade - YouTube

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As humans, how do we interact with one another to improve our lives...
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