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
Framing resistance challenges assumptions that opposition to surveillance is nearly always framed through a traditional civil liberties lens.
Thanks to Fuchs, the Russians knew more about the British decision to build an independent nuclear weapon than most British cabinet ministers.
ASIO and Defence saw this as a chance to show their loyalty to Britain and the western intelligence “club”.
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
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...
Once the hollowed-out self becomes virtually a mirror for surveillance, the social is consumed by whatever system rationality shapes and fuels that surveillance.
Foucault had a fascination with the conditions under which truth happens
Basic dates and facts in the history of cryptography
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
The world was full of fathers – was therefore full of misery.
This brilliant essay by a cryptographer makes the case for the moral responsibility of science and engineers.