Tag Archives: surveillance

Reclaim our Privacy!

Reclaim Our Privacy”, a three-minute movie that explains the threat to, the importance of protecting, and the tools to reclaim our privacy online.


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Doku: Naked Citizens


For downloads and more information visit: journey.webbler.co.uk

Increasing numbers of ‘terror suspects’ are being arrested on the basis of online and CCTV surveillance data. Authorities claim they act in the public interest, but does this intense surveillance keep us safer?

“I woke up to pounding on my door”, says Andrej Holm, a sociologist from the Humboldt University. In what felt like a scene from a movie, he was taken from his Berlin home by armed men after a systematic monitoring of his academic research deemed him the probable leader of a militant group. After 30 days in solitary confinement, he was released without charges. Across Western Europe and the USA, surveillance of civilians has become a major business. With one camera for every 14 people in London and drones being used by police to track individuals, the threat of living in a Big Brother state is becoming a reality. At an annual conference of hackers, keynote speaker Jacob Appelbaum asserts, “to be free of suspicion is the most important right to be truly free”. But with most people having a limited understanding of this world of cyber surveillance and how to protect ourselves, are our basic freedoms already being lost?

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Panopticon: The documentary about your privacy

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A film about the rise of the surveillance state. Set in The Netherlands.
Made by https://twitter.com/petervlemmix

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Sousveillance refers to the recording of an activity by the participant in the activity (typically with small portable personal technologies). This point of view is first developed by Steve Mann. It is the inverse Panopticon: the citizens are not only watched, they are also watching the state. This phenomenon increased naturally as we used more and more personal recording technologies with a constantly improved high quality.
[Sousveillance: when the citizens watch back]

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In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip – the Memorize-chip. It records everything you see, a new system to fight crime. One unit controls the system. The SSU – Special Surveillance Unit.

Written & Directed by Eric Ramberg and Jimmy Eriksson

We also created a TEASER TRAILER for this short: vimeo.com/54362904

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Rap News: Big Brother is WWWatching You (feat. George Orwell)


Juice Rap News: Episode 15 – Big Brother is WWWatching You. September 2012 rocks around with some crucial developments in the ongoing struggle over the future of the internet. Will it remain the one open frequency where humanity can bypass filters and barriers; or become the greatest spying machine ever imagined? The future is being decoded as we type. Across Oceania, States have been erecting and installing measures to legalise the watching, tracking and storage of data of party-members and proles alike. If such plans materialize, will this place ever be the same? And what will be the evolutionary consequences for our human journey? Join our plucky host Robert Foster as he conducts an incisive analysis of the situation at hand. Joining him are newly appointed Thought Police General at the Pentopticon, Darth O’Brien Baxter, and a surprisingly lucid Terence Winston Moonseed. Once again, in the midst of this Grand Human Experiment, we are forced to ask tough questions about our future. Will it involve a free internet which will continue to revolutionise the way the world communicates with itself? Or is our picture of the future a Boot stamping on this Human InterFace forever?

Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant – on Wurundjeri Land in Melbourne, Australia.

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Directed by: Dennis Liu
Written by: Ryan Condal
Produced by: Jonathan Hsu, Dennis Liu
Cinematography by: Jon Chen
Music by: Pakk Hui
Starring: Jeff Nissani, Samantha Strelitz, John Di Domenico

Sehr gelungener Kurzfilm über die Überwachungswelt von morgen. Mit Inspektor Foucault und einem zukünftigen Apple-Produkt.

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