1 min readWhat is surveillance capitalism?

We are not users of the internet, we are being used.

In this 2015 article written by Shoshanaa Zuboff for the Journal of Information Technology, she tries to define the newly coined concept of surveillance capitalism, and explores its implications in the society. According to Zuboff, surveillance capitalism creates a new power structure where the rule of law is supplanted by the invisible hand of rewards and punishment. In order to sustain the surveillance capitalism, Zuboff explains, it is necessary to change the way society is organized [read Transforming Capitalism, an article responding to the issues arising out of the surveillance economy].

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