“The internet is increasingly making us less democratic, more isolated, and more beholden to corporations,” writes communications professor Jessa Lingel in her new book, The Gentrification of the Internet. Today on the show, she joins WORT producer Richelle Wilson for a discussion of how the internet is becoming gentrified, why it matters, and what we […]
“The degree to which we are surveilled, the persistence with which we are surveilled, and the variety of ways in which we are surveilled has exploded in the last decade,” says Arthur Holland Michel. “We are being watched in some way or another, 24/7, wherever we are.” Today, he joins us to discuss his latest […]
At its meeting last night, the Madison Common Council approved new restrictions on facial surveillance technology by city departments. The ban will allow the Madison Police Department to contintue using facial surveillance in a limited regard — including cases of human trafficking and internet crimes against children. In passing the restrictions, Madison has joined a […]
“Every minute of every day, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies—largely unregulated, little scrutinized—are logging the movements of tens of millions of people with mobile phones and storing the information in gigantic data files.” These are the first lines of New York Times opinion editor Stuart A. Thompson’s recent co-authored piece “Twelve Million Phones, […]
Former National Security Administration employee J. Kirk Wiebe has become an outspoken critic of the agency’s mass surveillance techniques since becoming a whistleblower and leaving the field.
MADISON (WORT) –Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan has introduced a bill that will repeal the USA Patriot Act.