By Christian Fuchs

The web has been reworked long ago years from a process essentially orientated on details provision right into a medium for communique and community-building. The concept of “Web 2.0”, social software program, and social networking websites similar to fb, Twitter and MySpace have emerged during this context. With such systems comes the big provision and garage of non-public facts which are systematically evaluated, advertised, and used for focusing on clients with ads. In an international of worldwide monetary pageant, monetary hindrance, and worry of terrorism after 11th of September, either firms and nation associations have a starting to be curiosity in gaining access to this own info. right here, participants discover this altering panorama via addressing themes corresponding to advertisement info assortment through advertisements, purchaser websites and interactive media; self-disclosure within the social net; surveillance of file-sharers; privateness within the age of the net; civil watch-surveillance on social networking websites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational house. This publication is due to the a examine motion introduced through the intergovernmental community expense (European Cooperation in technology and Technology).

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Many technologies in use today as part of the War on Terror—biometric identification, video surveillance, Web tracking, data mining, sold by companies like Verint Systems and Scisint, Accenture and ChoicePoint—had been developed by the private sector before September 11 as a way to build detailed customer profiles, opening up new vistas for micromarketing. [ . . ] September 11 loosened this logjam in the market: suddenly the fear of terror was greater than the fear of living in a surveillance society.

Many technologies in use today as part of the War on Terror—biometric identification, video surveillance, Web tracking, data mining, sold by companies like Verint Systems and Scisint, Accenture and ChoicePoint—had been developed by the private sector before September 11 as a way to build detailed customer profiles, opening up new vistas for micromarketing. [ . . ] September 11 loosened this logjam in the market: suddenly the fear of terror was greater than the fear of living in a surveillance society.

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