The Surveillance Studies network is now accepting nominations for its second annual book prize, recognizing the world’s best English language scholarly book published on the topic of surveillance in the past year.
One PhD stipend, funded through grants received from the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC), and beginning in
September 2012, is available in the Department of Political Science,
University of Victoria
ISA Forum in Buenos
Aires, Argentina August 1-4 2012. As usual, there will be a session on
surveillance within the Research Committee 23 on the Sociology of
Science and Technology. Abstract deadline is 15 December 2011.
Queen’s University professor and Surveillance Studies Centre director David Lyon (Sociology) has been awarded $2.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for his research into the vulnerabilities generated by big data surveillance.
In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA and its partners had been engaging in warrantless mass surveillance, using the internet and cellphone data, and driven by fear of terrorism under the sign of ’security’.