Week in Review: Flipboard Magazines Are Watching the Watchers

Inside Flipboard / May 17, 2013

This week provided a rude awakening about the perils of life in the Information Age. On Wall Street, many were horrified this week to learn that Bloomberg journalists had used secret backdoors to monitor the activities of clients using the company’s ubiquitous Bloomberg terminals. In other cases, journalists were revealed to be the objects of snooping, after it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice had obtained phone records of calls made by AP reporters as part of of a government investigation into national security leaks.

These Flipboard magazines are dedicated to watching the watchers by focusing on surveillance, privacy and the information technologies that have become a fixture of modern life.

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Surveillance, Privacy, Policy by Chris provides a thorough digest of news related to information access.

Surveillance Studies by Hugo Ramos is (somewhat paradoxically) dedicated to surveilling current trends in surveillance and data-management.

Drones by jeanchristophed collects articles about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles around the world.

Big Data & Analytics by George K. Mathew offers a curated view on large-scale information management techniques.

Privacy Oxymoron by Rich Gray examines government policy and the many ways companies use and share personal information.

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