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Inspired by Gilles Deleuze's analysis of 'Societies of Control' and Alexander Galloway's application to digital culture
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Australian government withheld knowledge of Prism program

Australian government withheld knowledge of Prism program | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Freedom of information request confirms Attorney General's Department prepared a secret ministerial briefing in March
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Watch 10 seconds of high-frequency stock trading in super slow motion

Watch 10 seconds of high-frequency stock trading in super slow motion | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Whoa, this is wild. It's a video showing a mere 10 seconds worth of trade activity for BlackBerry on October 2 — and the whole thing runs for over three-and-a-half very busy minutes.
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A demographic portrait of those who perform certain activities on their cell phones | Pew Internet & American Life Project

A demographic portrait of those who perform certain activities on their cell phones | Pew Internet & American Life Project | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
A demographic portrait of those who perform certain activities on their cell phones | Pew Internet & American Life Project
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PRISM turned up the volume on cloud security conversations

PRISM turned up the volume on cloud security conversations | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Security has been one issue inhibiting cloud adoption, and the hubbub about PRISM only seems to have made it a bigger concern. That’s why we’ll talk about cloud security at Structure:Europe in September.
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How algorithms rule the world

How algorithms rule the world | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?
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Blanket Surveillance. Total Secrecy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? | TechCrunch

Blanket Surveillance. Total Secrecy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? | TechCrunch | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Imagine that one day you came home to find a shiny little bubble of one-way glass in an upper corner of every single room, and a notice left on your kitchen table: "As required by the Safe Society Act, we have installed remotely controlled cameras...
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New PRISM slides say the program allows NSA to eavesdrop on live conversations

New PRISM slides say the program allows NSA to eavesdrop on live conversations | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
New slides from a leaked NSA presentation published by the Washington Post show that the spy agency is able to monitor live conversations in real time using FBI-operated equipment located on company premises.
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If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Caspar Bowden warned Parliament that governmental snooping should make companies think twice before going to cloud.
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On the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

On the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: Who is actually bringing 'injury to America': those who are secretly building a massive surveillance system or those who inform citizens that it's being done?
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Phew, NSA Is Just Collecting Metadata. (You Should Still Worry) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Phew, NSA Is Just Collecting Metadata. (You Should Still Worry) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
At least 'nobody is listening to our telephone calls'; many people breathed a sigh of relief since first learning of the surveillance because it’s just metadata, after all. Phew! Wrong. Metadata still leaves a lot to be concerned about.
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CIA Drones Kill Large Groups Without Knowing Who They Are | Danger Room | Wired.com

CIA Drones Kill Large Groups Without Knowing Who They Are | Danger Room | Wired.com | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
This is the standard for getting marked for death in the CIA's drone war over tribal Pakistan: "Men believed to be militants associated with terrorist groups, but whose identities aren't always known." That's right: The CIA doesn't have to know who...
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Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi

Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Investigation uncovers FSB surveillance system – branded 'Prism on steroids' – to listen to all athletes and visitors
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The readers' editor on… the Guardian's coverage of government surveillance

The readers' editor on… the Guardian's coverage of government surveillance | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Chris Elliott: Open door: Readers have raised concerns about these stories, based on tens of thousands of secret documents disclosed by Edward Snowden, but few are critical of the decision to publish
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Zimmermann's Law: PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder Phil Zimmermann on the surveillance society

Zimmermann's Law: PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder Phil Zimmermann on the surveillance society | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP in a wide-ranging interview talks about the corrupting nature of big data, end of privacy and rise of surveillance society.
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NSA files show privacy does not exist

NSA files show privacy does not exist | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Jean-Louis Gassée: Total surveillance is the enemy of innovation, of anything that threatens public or private incumbents
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Justice Dept. defends secret rulings in new spy court filing

Justice Dept. defends secret rulings in new spy court filing | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
In a new court filing, the Obama Administration says the secret FISA court has no obligation to publish its decisions — not even those that explain why new forms of spying are constitutional.
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Dr Foster UK Medical, Health, and Hospital Guides and Information

Dr Foster UK Medical, Health, and Hospital Guides and Information | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
The Dr Foster health guides provide the most comprehensive information available online about UK hospitals, consultants, procedures, maternity units, as well as a medical dictionary.
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Tomorrow’s Surveillance: Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time | TechCrunch

Tomorrow’s Surveillance: Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time | TechCrunch | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Everyone is worried about the wrong things.
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US may have bugged EU offices (Wired UK)

US may have bugged EU offices (Wired UK) | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
The head of the European Parliament has asked for "full clarification" over reports that European offices in the United States were bugged
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How can we invest our trust in a government that spies on us?

How can we invest our trust in a government that spies on us? | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: We should not fear some Orwellian future state where we're subjected to total electronic scrutiny – it's our present reality
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Your body isn't a temple, it's a data factory emitting digital exhaust

Your body isn't a temple, it's a data factory emitting digital exhaust | Digital Societies of Control | Scoop.it
Arwa Mahdawi: France's plan for a data tax shows how governments now want to cash in on the commercial plundering of our online information
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