The Internet has been transformed in the past years from a system primarily oriented on information provision into a medium for communication and community-building. The notion of “Web 2.0”, social software, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have emerged in this context. With such platforms comes the massive provision and storage of personal data that are systematically evaluated, marketed, and used for targeting users with advertising. In a world of global economic competition, economic crisis, and fear of terrorism after 9/11, both corporations and state institutions have a growing interest in accessing this personal data. Here, contributors explore this changing landscape by addressing topics such as commercial data collection by advertising, consumer sites and interactive media; self-disclosure in the social web; surveillance of file-sharers; privacy in the age of the internet; civil watch-surveillance on social networking sites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational space. This book is a result of a research action launched by the intergovernmental network COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).
Table of Contents
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- About COST
- 1. Introduction: Internet and Surveillance
- PART I. Theoretical Foundations of Internet Surveillance Studies
PART II. Case Studies, Applications, And Empirical Perspectives Of Internet Surveillance Studies
- 7. A Critical Empirical Case Study of Consumer Surveillance on Web 2.0
- 8. Disciplining the Consumer: File-Sharers under the Watchful Eye of the Music Industry
- 9. Socializing the City: Location Sharing and Online Social Networking
- 10. What Do IT Professionals Think About Surveillance?
- 11. Fields, Territories, and Bridges: Networked Communities and Mediated Surveillance in Transnational Social Space
- 12. When Transparency Isn’t Transparent: Campaign Finance Disclosure and Internet Surveillance
- 13. Privacy, Surveillance, and Self-Disclosure in the Social Web: Exploring the User’s Perspective via Focus Groups
- 14. How Does Privacy Change in the Age of the Internet?
- PART III. Conclusion: Internet and Surveillance
- Title: Internet and Surveillance
- Release date: June 2013
- Publisher(s): Routledge
- ISBN: 9781136655265