Is “citizen surveillance” a term of convenience?

Alexandra Samuel has been expressing concern over what she frames as a new culture of citizen surveillance. Ms. Samuel is Director of the Social and Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and her comments are a response to the waves of...

Elections Canada missed its cue

Gillian Shaw has a piece in the Vancouver Sun from two days ago in which she describes an organized effort to challenge the antiquated Canada Elections Act media blackout clause (see Canadians vow to break election day Twitter ban). Basically, the law states that...

All MBLEVIS, all the time

Andrea pointed out that on the day I appeared in two articles on page A4 (March 28, 2011), the Globe and Mail “honoured” me by secretly embedding my first initial and last name above the paper’s masthead (highlighted in the attached photograph). In...

Brought to you by anonymous

Newspapers have historically managed the public feedback system through “Letters to the Editor”, a feature which allows members of the public to attach their opinions to their names and general locations. At least the media print a full range of opinions...
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