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Title    The Internet's True Surveillance Potential
Date    Saturday February 15 2014, @04:25AM
Author    Dopefish
Topic   
from the the-nsa-is-watching-you dept.
https://dev.soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/15/085243

sgleysti writes: "In an article titled, "Is the Internet good or bad? Yes.", Zeynep Tufekci explores the true powers of internet surveillance for corporations and governments, using the Gezi Park protests in Turkey as a foil. He explains how the well-known scenarios of 1984 and the Panopticon fail to imagine a powerful and salient use of Big Data in modern democratic societies: the ability to persuade individuals through personally-tailored messages that no-one else hears. He considers how this is far more subtle and compelling than traditional mass media and explores the irony that the internet which has enabled grass-roots protests worldwide also grants powerful entities a new means of influencing large segments of the population."

Links

  1. ""Is the Internet good or bad? Yes."" - https://medium.com/matter/76d9913c6011

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