Book Discussion on iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era
Mark Andrejevic talked about his book iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era, published by University Press of Kansas. He… read more
Mark Andrejevic talked about his book iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era, published by University Press of Kansas. He explained how corporations gather information about consumers by monitoring their use of club cards, online vendors, cell phones, TiVo, and Google. He warned that this constant surveillance poses threats to citizens, who are not able to access or verify the information that has been gathered about them. Topics included the interconnectivity of devices, the growing reach of the Internet, and the relationships between different companies and between the private sector and government. Mr. Andrejevic responded to questions from members of the audience.
Mark Andrejevic is a communication studies professor at the University of Iowa. The next year he would be a fellow at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. He is the author of Reality TV: The Work of Being Watched. close
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