Research results published in IJoC: Special Section on Digital Citizenship & Surveillance

The International Journal of Communication has published a Special Section on “Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society”. The Section includes articles from the project research teams in which they summarize and discuss their research results. It also includes contributions by renowned scholars and prominent activists who elaborate on key issues regarding…

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Library Freedom Project

Description: “The Library Freedom Project is a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries. By teaching librarians about surveillance threats, privacy rights and responsibilities, and digital tools to stop surveillance, we hope to create a privacy-centric paradigm…

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DATACTIVE

Project Description: “data activism We live in a time of data abundance, one in which data is not merely a commodity or a tool for surveillance, but also a metaphor of power. With the diffusion of ‘big data’, citizens increasingly engage in new social practices rooted in technology and data,…

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EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools

Description: “EPIC is an independent non-profit research center in Washington, DC. EPIC works to protect privacy, freedom of expression, democratic values, and to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet. EPIC pursues a wide range of program activities including public education, litigation, and advocacy. EPIC…

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FASCIA

Purpose: FASCIA is the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) data storage and analyse programme focused on mobile phone location metadata. Approximately 5 billion records per day are collected [WAH01]. The programme exploits the SS7 (Signaling System No. 7) data exchange protocol, which links mobile network providers together. Two kinds of…

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