Banned Books Week 2013: “How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, & Democratic Values”
Aug21

Banned Books Week 2013: “How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, & Democratic Values”

To kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM’s Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE: How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, and Democratic Values September 22, 2013 6:00 – 8:00pm...

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Privacy Week 2013 with Dr. Kelly Gates: The Computational Work of Policing
Mar27

Privacy Week 2013 with Dr. Kelly Gates: The Computational Work of Policing

Join the Center for Information Policy Research and the UWM Libraries for a special lecture by Dr. Kelly Gates (Communication, UC-San Diego) in celebration of Choose Privacy Week, an annual initiative of the American Library Association that invites the public into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. THE COMPUTATIONAL WORK OF POLICING: Surveillance Video & the Forensic Sensibility Dr. Kelly Gates...

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Privacy Week 2012 Film screening: Big Brother, Big Business: The Data-Mining and Surveillance Industries
Mar20

Privacy Week 2012 Film screening: Big Brother, Big Business: The Data-Mining and Surveillance Industries

Join the UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research and the UWM Libraries for a special screening of the short documentary film “Big Brother, Big Business: The Data-Mining and Surveillance Industries” in celebration of Choose Privacy Week, an annual initiative of the American Library Association that invites the public into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The event is free and open...

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Student Poster on Ethical Issues Related to Backscatter Airport Surveillance Technology

Given the renewed focus on full-body “backscatter” surveillance technology, I thought I’d highlight this poster a group of students created in my Spring 2009 “Information Technology Ethics” class (brief news story is here). Airport Surveillance Poster View more presentations from michaelzimmer. The students note that while the technology provides a way to thoroughly search more people without needing to...

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On the Privacy Concerns of Chicago's 911-CCTV Surveillance Infrastructure

The city of Chicago has started to integrate its network of CCTV surveillance cameras to its 911 call center, creating a robust infrastructure to allow dispatchers to visually observe, in real time, the location of many 911 calls throughout the city. According to the city’s press release: When a 911 call is received, the CAD system scans the OVS network to find any safety camera within 150 feet of the address of the call. Within...

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