Internet and Surveillance: The Challenges of Web 2.0 and by Christian Fuchs, Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund, Marisol

By Christian Fuchs, Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund, Marisol Sandoval

The net has been remodeled some time past years from a process essentially orientated on info provision right into a medium for communique and community-building. The concept of “Web 2.0”, social software program, and social networking websites reminiscent of fb, Twitter and MySpace have emerged during this context. With such systems comes the large provision and garage of private information which are systematically evaluated, advertised, and used for concentrating on clients with advertisements. In an international of worldwide monetary pageant, financial predicament, and worry of terrorism after 11th of September, either enterprises and kingdom associations have a growing to be curiosity in having access to this own information. right here, individuals discover this altering panorama through addressing subject matters corresponding to advertisement facts assortment via advertisements, patron websites and interactive media; self-disclosure within the social net; surveillance of file-sharers; privateness within the age of the web; civil watch-surveillance on social networking websites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational area. This ebook is due to the a examine motion introduced by way of the intergovernmental community price (European Cooperation in technological know-how and Technology).

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0 is dominated by corporations that monitor user data in order to accumulate capital by selling user data to advertising companies that provide targeted advertising to the users. The study also shows that commodification tends to be ideologically masked in the privacy policies and the terms of use. David Arditi discusses the role of surveillance in the realm of file sharing. He shows that the culture industry tries to use surveillance for on the one hand forestalling music sharing on the Internet and on the other hand for analyzing and exploiting data about music consumption preferences that are commodified.

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Com, accessed on 09–10–2010). Facebook’s revenues were more than $US 800 million in 20091 and are likely to increase to more than $US 1 billion in 2010. Turow (2006b, 83f) argues that privacy policies of commercial Internet websites are often complex, written in turgid legalese, but formulated in a polite way. They would fi rst assure the user that they care about his/her privacy and then spread over a long text advance elements that mean that personal data is given to (mostly unnamed) “affi liates”.

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