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Threat Model Thursday: Technology Consumers

There's an interesting paper by Becky Kazansky, "It depends on your threat model": the anticipatory dimensions of resistance to data-driven surveillance. The author critiques 'anticipatory data practices', a collection of techniques that include my own work, as presented to civil society activists. It opens "While many forms of data-driven surveillance are now a ‘fact’ of contemporary life amidst datafication, obtaining concrete knowledge of how different institutions exploit data presents an ongoing challenge, requiring the expertise and power to untangle increasingly complex and opaque technological and institutional arrangements."