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» Political Economy and the Internet of Things blog.castac.org

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According to Cisco, the number of things – smart phones, cars, delivery vehicles, smoke detectors, outflow sensors, electricity meters – connected to the internet surpassed the number of people connected to the internet in 2008. Projections for the coming decade vary, but corporate researchers at firms like Cisco, Intel, IBM and Siemens are betting big on the exponential growth of networked sensors and microcomputing devices. These companies are working in loose concert to shepherd this emergent swarm of networked things into a truly infrastructural data-collecting system. They see in the so-called “Internet of Things” the consummation of promise held forth to the corporate world by big data analytics; comprehensive, actionable, real-time data about production and consumption, allowing for ever more agile and sophisticated extraction of value from human activity.


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My Data Privacy Info

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My Data Privacy Info, by MyDataPrivacy.info: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (My Data Privacy Info is out!
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New Facebook messenger app violating Android users privacy! WTF?

Users have been denouncing the Facebook's forced migration to the Messenger app for private conversations since the company announced the move in May. But the seemingly creepy terms to which...
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It's Not Slacktivism if it Changes Culture

It's Not Slacktivism if it Changes Culture | TheWebofInfluence | Scoop.it
What's the effect of changing your profile image? On Tuesday the LGBT rights group Human Rights Campaign began encouraging supporters to change their Facebook avatars to a pink and red equals sign, their (temporary?

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Clive McGoun's curator insight, March 28, 2013 6:02 PM

It might not be slacktivism but at best it's advocacy.

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see also http://mediasocialchange.net/2013/02/22/the-temporalities-of-labour-history/
John Postill's comment, April 22, 2013 8:57 PM
Notes from the Chapter 9 section “The Temporalities of Labor History”, Sewell WH, Jr (2005) Logics of History: Social theory and social transformation. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

p. 273 Temporality of any historical sequence is complex, i.e. ‘combination of many different social processes with varying temporalities’. Three types of temporality:
Trends = ‘directional changes in social relations’, marked by historians as ‘rise’, ‘fall’, ‘decline’, etc.
Routines = ‘practical schemas that reproduce structures’. Institutions are ‘machines for the production and maintenance of routines’.
Events = ‘temporally concentrated sequences of actions that transform structures’
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Internet of Things - Pew Internet & American Life Project

Internet of Things - Pew Internet & American Life Project | TheWebofInfluence | Scoop.it
The evolution of embedded devices and the Internet/Cloud of Things—As billions of devices, artifacts, and accessories are networked, will the Internet of Things have widespread and beneficial effects on the everyday lives of ...
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Facebook's New Messenger App for Andriod Causes Privacy Concerns - Guardian Liberty Voice

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Facebook's New Messenger App for Andriod Causes Privacy Concerns
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Facebook has created a new messenger app for Android that has caused significant privacy concerns among its users.
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How to lock down Facebook privacy — and zip your lips - Inside Facebook

How to lock down Facebook privacy — and zip your lips - Inside Facebook | TheWebofInfluence | Scoop.it
There are several simple steps that can be taken if you want to lock down Facebook and slam the digital door in the face of prying eyes.

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