The culture of surveillance: who’s watching whom, now?


Once surveillance was the prerogative of governments or the security services. But now it’s no longer simply a top down or They monitor us model according to David Lyon of Radio National.


Today we actively participate and engage in our own surveillance and the surveillance of others. Parents track their kids through mobile phones, employers check up on their workers through Facebook and many of us freely offer extensive personal and at times intimate information about ourselves online. David Lyon discusses how we've become active participants in a culture of surveillance.

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