If you are interested in the surveillance society that soon will be in place everywhere in the world, I recommend to read the platform surveillance issue of Surveillance & Society. Surveillance & Society tells the reader it is an international, interdisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal of Surveillance Studies.
The abstract of the editorial:
This editorial introduces this special responsive issue on “platform surveillance.” We develop the term platform surveillance to account for the manifold and often insidious ways that digital platforms fundamentally transform social practices and relations, recasting them as surveillant exchanges whose coordination must be technologically mediated and therefore made exploitable as data. In the process, digital platforms become dominant social structures in their own right, subordinating other institutions, conjuring or sedimenting social divisions and inequalities, and setting the terms upon which individuals, organizations, and governments interact. Emergent forms of platform capitalism portend new governmentalities, as they gradually draw existing institutions into alignment or harmonization with the logics of platform surveillance while also engendering subjectivities (e.g., the gig-economy worker) that support those logics. Because surveillance is essential to the operations of digital platforms, because it structures the forms of governance and capital that emerge, the field of surveillance studies is uniquely positioned to investigate and theorize these phenomena.
There are very interesting articles on different subjects, like platform policing, digitally gated communities, smart homes, health surveillance and surveillance by smart cars. Three authors comment on Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.
- Amazon: Surveillance as a Service, Emily West
- Policing as Digital Platform, Kelly Gates
- Platform Policing and the Real-Time Cop, Dean Wilson
- Surveillance Capitalism and Platform Policing: The Surveillant Assemblage-as-a-Service, Thomas Linder
- Predictive Policing and the Platformization of Police Work, Simon Egbert
- The Surveillance Dimensions of the Use of Social Media by UK Police Forces, Elena M Egawhary
Only an article on first aid in surveillance-incidents and surveillance-accidents seems to be missing.