New Publication

Minding the FLoCs: Google's Marketing Moves, AI, Privacy and the Data Commons

By David Eliot and David Murakami Wood, Centre for International Governance Innovataion (CIGI) , 20 May 2021 This piece examines Google's transition to being a primarily AI-centred company, and what it means for people and governments, particularly in Canada.

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Why we need to seriously reconsider COVID-19 vaccination passports

By Tommy Cooke and Benjamin Muller, The Conversation , May 19, 2021 Vaccine passports may soon be required for travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like biometrics, they’ll likely become a permanent part of our daily lives — and there’s barely been any debate about them.

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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...

New Podcast on Body Worn Cameras

CRSP has posted a new podcast episode about body worn cameras with contributors Drs. Alana Saulnier, Bryce Newell, Cynthia Lum, and Michael White and the host, Avery Moore Kloss, Laurier’s Podcaster-in-Residence.

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Body-Worn Cameras: what we know and where to go February 18th, 2021 Episode Summary In this podcast, researchers...

BDS Book Published!

Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence: The Canadian Case Edited by David Lyon and David Murakami Wood UBC Press December 2020

For more information about the book, see here .

Interview with Dr. Sachil Singh

Algorithms can cause biases – Meet Dr. Sachil Singh Postdoctoral Fellow by Phil Gaudreau, November 2020, School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University

An interview with Dr. Singh based on his critically-significant postdoctoral research into algorithms and racial-based surveillance in the healthcare sector found on the SGS website here .

Read the Surveillance Studies Centre Annual Newsletter

See the latest Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) Annual Newsletter here .

An update on the collaborative work of the Centre and the Big Data Surveillance Partnership over the past year (2019 - 2020).

David Lyon’s 'The Culture of Surveillance' translated into Italian

See: La cultura della sorveglianza by David Lyon, Settembre 2020 "Altro che Grande Fratello, siamo tutti controllori" di JAIME D'ALESSANDRO, La Repubblica , 08 Settembre 2020 Esce in Italia La cultura della sorveglianza, il saggio dello studioso scozzese David Lyon. "È un fenomeno generale, ormai ciascuno di noi è una...

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