We are exiting a system of domination (slavery, obedience, alienation) and entering into expansive world of hegemony in which everyone becomes hostage and accomplice of the global power
Excerpts from How to Make Trouble and Influence People
Brisbane 1912: In protest at restrictions on public speaking two men dressed as Cossacks and bound with red gags come tearing down Queen Street on horseback. Upon their backs reads the message, ‘Sorry to say can’t speak to you today – Police Commissioner Cahill won’t...
Looking into the future: surveillance, globalization and the totalitarian potential
Once the hollowed-out self becomes virtually a mirror for surveillance, the social is consumed by whatever system rationality shapes and fuels that surveillance.
Knowing the Self, Knowing the Other: The Comparative analysis of security intelligence
Provides 5 grounds for doing comparative analysis
Lecture by John Frow on Foucault
Foucault had a fascination with the conditions under which truth happens
Oyster was the code name for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
A short history of Cryptography
The main point made in this video is that encryption – the cryptographers that make code, and the cryptanalysts that break code – not only ended wars, saved lives but also launched the computer age. Crypto is an evolved scientific art, today including mathematics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering.
Breaking the Codes
Basic dates and facts in the history of cryptography
Cold war intelligence defectors
A defector is an individual who is either and intelligence officer or has worked as a cooptee for an intelligence agency, or a valuable asset, valuable enough to merit political asylum
Intelligence Ethics: Laying a foundation for the second oldest profession
Ethics is the study of moral logic and paradigms, but it not just lists of rules or laws. If ethics where that simple, attorneys would have a different reputations.
Brave New World
The world was full of fathers – was therefore full of misery.
The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work by Phillip Rogaway
This brilliant essay by a cryptographer makes the case for the moral responsibility of science and engineers.
Bibliography – so far!
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