Convergent Media and Privacy by Tim Dwyer

By Tim Dwyer

Loads of own info is being gathered and saved as we use our media units for enterprise and enjoyment in cellular and on-line areas. This ebook is helping us give some thought to what a post-Facebook or post-Google international may appear like, and the way the tensions inside of capitalist details societies among organizations, executive and electorate may well play out.

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But in the absence of these kinds of policy strategies, the dilution of existing privacy expectations and norms in convergent and mediatised contexts is inevitable. There is simply too much sheer political economic power pushing out media applications, including locative features for smartphones, tablets and other mobile media devices, for it to be otherwise. 74 Yet, in some measure, Bauman’s ‘liquid modernity’ remains an apt metaphor for a post-privacy society, where there’s a kind of privatised, neoliberal ambivalence and widespread acceptance of a transition in our own self-mediatising and communicative practices.

6 When considering various technological forms of mediated privacy, social constructivist renderings have much to offer our explanations. 7 Media-centric-ness, and the necessary inclusion of non-media factors sit at the core of their critique. They argue that interpreting the effects of the agents of mediatisation requires an analysis that includes a combination of media and non-media factors in driving media change. In this light, for example, the construction of privacy in the context of phone hacking would combine mobile phone message service affordances, with the macro economic demands arising from a neoliberal newspaper sector in decline, can assist in explaining the attenuation of expectations of protected personal information.

Palley’s decision was subseqently over-ruled after an Appeal by the ACLU. On May 7, 2015 a three-judge panel for the US Second Circuit held that ‘the telephone metadata program exceeds the scope of what Congress had authorised’. The panel then referred the decision back to the District Court for it to reconsider. 8. De Souza e Silva, A. , in Mobile Interfaces in Public Spaces: Locational Privacy, Control, and Urban Sociability (London and New York: Routledge, 2012), analyse the growth of locative media as interfaces and explore the implications of these changes for our understanding of personal privacy.

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