Archive for November, 2009

Let the (surveillance) games begin

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I’m in session at the Surveillance Games Workshop, part of the New Transparency: Surveillance & Social Project (my new employer), at Simon Fraser University in rainy Vancouver. Lots of good sessions so far about citizen spying and state surveillance around mega-events, such as the Olympics. Neat bunch of folks, lots of talk about democratic interventions […]

Surveying the surveillance landscape…in several parts

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Remember Channel Zero? An oldie but goodie: Confessions of a Surveillance Society

Open source as surveillance technique?

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The open source method used for evil. CIA invests in software to monitor social media… Bloggers beware!

Geek Feminism on how the FBI tried to punk IMC

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The Electronic Frontier Foundation reported on a bogus “secret” subpoena issued by the FBI to Indymedia. The subpoena requested the following: “All IP traffic to and from www.indymedia.us” for a particular date, including “IP addresses, times, and any other identifying information.” Writes the EFF senior staff attorney: “the government was asking for the IP address […]