Privacy and the Media, 1st Edition

  • Andrew McStay
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526413345
  • ISBN-13: 9781526413345
  • DDC: 323.448
  • 840 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Questions of privacy are critical to the study of contemporary media and society. When we’re more and more connected to devices and to content, it’s increasingly important to understand how information about ourselves is being collected, transmitted, processed, and mediated. This book provides a comprehensive overview of both the theory and reality of privacy and the media in the 21st Century. Offering a rich overview of this crucial and topical relationship, the title: explores foundational topics of journalism, the Snowden leaks, and encryption by companies such as Apple; considers commercial applications including behavioral advertising, big data, algorithms, and the role of platforms like Google and Facebook; introduces the role of the body with discussions of emotion, wearable media, peer-based privacy, and sexting; and encourages students to put their understanding to work with suggestions for further research, challenging them to explore how privacy functions in practice.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Praise for Privacy and the Media.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
Journalism, Surveillance and Politics of Encryption.
2: Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear: Myth and Western Roots of Privacy.
3: Journalism: A Complex Relationship With Privacy.
4: The Snowden Leaks: A Call for Better Surveillance.
5: Encryption: Simultaneously Public and Private.
Commercial Dimensions of Privacy and Media.
6: Platforms: Disruption, Connection and New Social Actors.
7: Behavioural and Programmatic Advertising: Consent, Data Alienation and Problems With Marx.
8: The Right to Be Forgotten: Memory, Deletion and Expression.
9: Big Data: Machine Learning and the Politics of Algorithms.
The Role of the Body.
10: Empathic Media: Towards Ubiquitous Emotional Intelligence.
11: Re-Introducing the Body to Privacy: Intimate and Wearable Media.
12: Being Young and Social: Inter-Personal Privacy and Debunking Seclusion.
13: Sexting: Exposure, Protocol and Collective Privacy.
14: Conclusion: What Do Media Developments Tell Us About Privacy?.