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This book gives an overview of current research on and developments in surveillance, including closed circuit TV and biometrics, illustrated by empirical examples. Such proliferating surveillance is encountered especially in the modern city, with its watchful cameras and the demand for plastic card ID and eligibility checks. People depend on it for security, convenience, and efficiency.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Lyon, David
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release: 2001-02-01
File: 189 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780335205462

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We live in a surveillance society. Anyone who uses a credit card, cell phone, or even search engines to navigate the Web is being monitored and assessed—and often in ways that are imperceptible to us. The first general introduction to the growing field of surveillance studies, SuperVision uses examples drawn from everyday technologies to show how surveillance is used, who is using it, and how it affects our world. Beginning with a look at the activities and technologies that connect most people to the surveillance matrix, from identification cards to GPS devices in our cars to Facebook, John Gilliom and Torin Monahan invite readers to critically explore surveillance as it relates to issues of law, power, freedom, and inequality. Even if you avoid using credit cards and stay off Facebook, they show, going to work or school inevitably embeds you in surveillance relationships. Finally, they discuss the more obvious forms of surveillance, including the security systems used at airports and on city streets, which both epitomize contemporary surveillance and make impossibly grand promises of safety and security. Gilliom and Monahan are among the foremost experts on surveillance and society, and, with SuperVision, they offer an immensely accessible and engaging guide, giving readers the tools to understand and to question how deeply surveillance has been woven into the fabric of our everyday lives.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: John Gilliom
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2012-11-20
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226924458

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In what ways does contemporary surveillance reinforce social divisions?How are police and consumer surveillance becoming more similar as they are automated?Are we forced to choose between classical and poststructuralist approaches in explaining surveillance?Why is surveillance both expanding globally and focusing more on the human body?"Surveillance Society "takes a post-privacy approach to surveillance with a fresh look at the relations between technology and society. Personal data is collected from us all the time, whether we know it or not, through identity numbers, camera images, or increasingly by other means such as fingerprint and retinal scans. This book examines the constant computer-based scrutiny of ordinary daily life for citizens and consumers as they participate in contemporary societies. It argues that to understand what is happening we have to go beyond Orwellian alarms and cries for more privacy to see how such surveillance also reinforces divisions by sorting people into social categories. The issues spill over narrow policy and legal boundaries to generate responses at several levels including local consumer groups, internet activism, and international social movements. In this fascinating study, sociologies of new technology and social theories of surveillance are illustrated with examples from North America, Europe, and Pacific Asia. David Lyon provides an invaluable text for undergraduate and postgraduate sociology courses both in social theory and in science, technology and society. It will also appeal much more widely, for example to those with an interest in politics, social control, human geography and public administration.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: David Lyon
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Release: 2001
File: 189 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105025105318

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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit--at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future--if we let it.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Release: 2019-01-15
File: 704 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610395700

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Grant Jeffrey’s new prophecy book Surveillance Society examines the fascinating predictions that are setting the stage for the rise of the Antichrist and world government in the last days. New advances in the technology of global surveillance are threatening our freedom and privacy. This includes: ·The plans of NATO to create a world government ·Astonishing surveillance technologies that threaten our freedom and privacy ·Your e-mail and Internet surfing is recorded and available for viewing ·The secret Echelon global surveillance that monitors your phone calls ·The threat from computer information weapons ·Global economic war ·The rise of the Antichrist and the world’s first super state ·Government and corporate databases contain every detail of your life.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Grant R. Jeffrey
Publisher: WaterBrook
Release: 2009-01-21
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307508829

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This title traces how the act of representing and watching is central to modern law enforcement. Finn analyzes the development of police photography in the 19th century to foreground a critique of three identification practices that are fundamental to current police work.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Jonathan Mathew Finn
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release: 2009
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780816650699

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Incorporating HC 508-i-iv, session 2006-07. For Volume 1, see (ISBN 9780215520807)

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Genre: Eavesdropping
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Home Affairs Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release: 2008
File: 281 Pages
ISBN-13: 0215520807

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Genre: Computers and civilization
Author: David Lyon
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release: 1994
File: 270 Pages
ISBN-13: 1452901732

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This book looks at contemporary surveillance practices and ideologies from a Christian theological perspective. Surveillance studies is an emerging, inter-disciplinary field that brings together scholars from sociology, criminology, political studies, computing and information studies, cultural studies and other disciplines. Although surveillance has been a feature of all societies since humans first co-operated to watch over one another whilst hunting and gathering it is the convergence of information technologies within both commerce and the state that has ushered in a 'surveillance society'. There has been little, if any, theological consideration of this important dimension of social organisation; this book fills the gap and offers a contribution to surveillance studies from a theological perspective, broadening the horizon against which surveillance might be interpreted and evaluated. This book is also an exercise in consciousness-raising with respect to the Christian community in order that they may critically engage with a surveillance society by drawing on biblical and theological resources. Being the first major theological treatment in the field it sets the agenda for more detailed considerations.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Eric Stoddart
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-02-17
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317011316

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Grant Jeffrey’s new prophecy book Surveillance Society examines the fascinating predictions that are setting the stage for the rise of the Antichrist and world government in the last days. New advances in the technology of global surveillance are threatening our freedom and privacy. This includes: ·The plans of NATO to create a world government ·Astonishing surveillance technologies that threaten our freedom and privacy ·Your e-mail and Internet surfing is recorded and available for viewing ·The secret Echelon global surveillance that monitors your phone calls ·The threat from computer information weapons ·Global economic war ·The rise of the Antichrist and the world’s first super state ·Government and corporate databases contain every detail of your life.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Grant R. Jeffrey
Publisher: WaterBrook
Release: 2009-01-21
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307508829

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