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From Zeynep Tufekci
We have already moved into a connected society, and we are rapidly moving into a society in which computation is increasingly being embedded into our devices, mediating our interactions, and driving key decision making. At the moment, these changes—the devices, the big data, the computation, the algorithms—are driven by corporations or governments. Change makers found many ways to use these tools for human purposes, but they are playing a game in a court not designed by them, for them or with them. Not only is power and control not obliterated through this restructuring of society, new and even more potent forms are emerging. Civic actors, movements and other change makers need to step into this arena to mobilize, to influence, and to create so that the fabric of this world is woven also with human values, not just a search for profits, surveillance and control.
big data, surveillance, social movements
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