In this short video from The Financial Times, the theme of surveillance capitalism is discussed.
Unlike the past where governments and media companies operated with a top-down model in their exertion of power and control, technology companies such as Google and Facebook operate from the bottom-up, where advertising can be designed for us individually through location services for example.
This video and a wider discussion could be used in The Media unit (new media) and Theory and Methods/Crime and Deviance (Foucault and the panopticon).
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