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Virtual Conference: "A Neurotech Future: Ethical, Legal and Policy Perspectives"

The Surveillance Studies Centre is proud to announce our upcoming multi-disciplinary conference ‘A Neurotech Future: Ethical, Legal and Policy Perspectives’, co-organized with the Center for Neuroscience Studies and Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.

This virtual, inter-disciplinary conference will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2021, and will bring together academics from fields such as neuroscience, surveillance...

David Murakami Wood on "Future Tense"

David Murakami Wood on "Future Tense" ABC Radio National in Australia, talking about "The myths and realities around the rise of Chinese tech".

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Google's AI Advertising and Privacy

"Google’s AI advertising revolution: More privacy, but problems remain"

By David Murakami Wood and David Eliot, The Conversation , March 15, 2021

Based on research by MA student, David Eliot, this short explainer outlines the changes Google is making to adtech, and why we should care.

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David Murakami Wood on Platform Capitalism

"Platform Capitalism, Empire and Authoritarianism: Is There a Way Out?"

By David Murakami Wood, Centre for International Governance Innovataion ( CIGI) , Series on Platform Governance, Surveillance and Privacy, March 15, 2021

The world will face more widespread and intensified surveillance, but this time it could be framed as something for our own good, for the good...

David Lyon speaking on Pandemic Surveillance

David Lyon giving a talk in the Bradford Alumni Speakers Series on "Pandemic surveillance: from hasty responses to data justice" Tuesday 16 March, 18:00-19:00 GMT, Online

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Abstract Many of the massive, global surveillance responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have been developed without sufficient thought, or sufficient reflection on previous events—like 9/11—that also...