Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization

  title={Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization},
  author={S. Zuboff},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology},
  • S. Zuboff
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Information Technology
  • This article describes an emergent logic of accumulation in the networked sphere, ‘surveillance capitalism,’ and considers its implications for ‘information civilization.’ The institutionalizing practices and operational assumptions of Google Inc. are the primary lens for this analysis as they are rendered in two recent articles authored by Google Chief Economist Hal Varian. Varian asserts four uses that follow from computer-mediated transactions: ‘data extraction and analysis,’ ‘new… CONTINUE READING

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