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Description

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’.

In this compelling account, surveillance expert David Lyon guides the reader through Snowden’s ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts involved, the steady rise of invisible monitoring of innocent citizens, the collusion of government agencies and for-profit companies and the implications for how we conceive of privacy in a democratic society infused by the lure of big data. Lyon discusses the distinct global reactions to Snowden and shows why some basic issues must be faced: how we frame surveillance, and the place of the human in a digital world.

Surveillance after Snowden is crucial reading for anyone interested in politics, technology and society.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745690841
ISBN10
074569084X
Publication Dates ROW:
Oct 2015
Publication Dates US:
Aug 2015
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Oct 2015


Format
219 x 148 mm
8.60 x 5.80 in
Pages
120 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745690889
ISBN10
0745690882
Publication Dates ROW:
Oct 2015
Publication Dates US:
Oct 2015
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Oct 2015


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
120 pages
Wiley E-Text
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745696768
ISBN10
0745696767
Publication Dates ROW:
Jun 2016
Publication Dates US:
Jun 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jun 2016


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
120 pages

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Reviews

"Surveillance after Snowden is a brilliant plea for human beings to secure personal agency and civic rights in a world of metadata and surveillance. This won’t be easy, but it is among the most important challenges for the future of democracy."
Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

"David Lyon’s new book on surveillance post Snowden builds on his indispensable body of work to understand the dangers of mass surveillance."
Laura Poitras, Filmmaker and Journalist

"Edward Snowden showed us how far the infrastructures of surveillance have extended. In turn, David Lyon gives us the deep scholarly context to understand what the documents really mean, and most importantly, how we can best respond. It's a much needed combination, and it makes this book essential reading."
Kate Crawford, Visiting Professor at MIT and Principal Researcher at MSR

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Citizen Four Alert!
1. Snowden Storm
2. World Watching
3. Menacing Metadata
4. Precarious Privacy
5. Framing Futures
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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Author Information

David Lyon directs the Surveillance Studies Centre, is a Professor of Sociology, holds a Queen’s Research Chair and is cross-appointed as a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, Canada

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