Ethnographies of surveillance is interested in both the production of surveillance through organizational practices and the performance of legal governance or politics, as well as the everyday social interactions of actors with each other.
Networks and Resistance: Investigating Online advocacy networks as a modality for resisting state surveillance
An effective enactment of information politics will be an essential construitive element of a meta-surveillance network
Is Resistance Futile?
Framing resistance challenges assumptions that opposition to surveillance is nearly always framed through a traditional civil liberties lens.
Klaus Fuchs: The Man Who Stole the Atom Bomb
Thanks to Fuchs, the Russians knew more about the British decision to build an independent nuclear weapon than most British cabinet ministers.
The Spy Catcher Trial
ASIO and Defence saw this as a chance to show their loyalty to Britain and the western intelligence “club”.
The Agony of Power & From Domination to Hegemony
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.
Lecture by John Frow on Foucault
Foucault had a fascination with the conditions under which truth happens
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
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.