“Big data” is creating a surveillance economy

Hirst, Martin 2014, “Big data” is creating a surveillance economy, Issues magazine, no. 109, pp. 19-21.

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Title “Big data” is creating a surveillance economy
Author(s) Hirst, Martin
Journal name Issues magazine
Issue number 109
Start page 19
End page 21
Total pages 3
Publisher Control Publications
Place of publication Melbourne. Vic.
Publication date 2014-12-16
Summary While governments are capturing as much data as they can about us for security reasons, private companies are doing the same in a practice that has become known as “Big Data”. Martin Hirst (p.19) explains how the data we generate is leading to a “surveillance economy” in which businesses build data profiles that enable them to target their advertising at people more effectively, while Benjamin Shiller (p.22) explains how your online purchasing decisions will enable merchants to alter their prices to extract the maximum value from individual customers.
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Control Publications
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