Technology – Privacy and Surveillance

Media Type:

Newspaper 1:

Newspaper 2:

3- Periodical /Magazine: Harvard Law Review

4 -TV or Radio Show;

TV shows


Surveillance of Citizens by Government

Sochi 2014: Cyber-surveillance network heightens privacy fears

The Dangers of Surveillance

SXSW highlights privacy and surveillance online

Source: Paper, Article News Show, Radio Show

Online news

Online news

Periodical, law review. article

News show

Date : Article, news show, radio show

Top of Form

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thu Jan 23 2014

126 Harv. L. Rev. 1934 (2013)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:32 am

Amount of pages or minutes devoted to the story

5 pages in external links

2 pages

One page

One hour interview

Main points covered

The court evolved from its original task of approving wiretap requests to justifying activities like the bulk collection of data about Americans’ emails and phone calls

Edward J Snowden says he raised concerns to more than 10 United States officials, none of whom took action

Online privacy has become a luxury good amid the rise of data-mining,

it is time for government to begin regulating digital privacy

British intelligence collected video webcam images from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were suspected of illegal activity

Some of Sochi’s unprecedented surveillance systems outstrip what is necessary to protect the Games from attacks.

Sochi’s unprecedented surveillance systems are designed to also sweep up the communications of journalists, activists and even athletes.

Travelers should be aware that Russian federal law permits the monitoring, retention and analysis of all data that traverses Russian communication networks,

An overlapping and entangled assemblage of government and corporate watchers increasingly monitors individuals. This kind of watching is problematic.

Surveillance menaces our intellectual privacy and threatens the development of individual beliefs in ways that are inconsistent with the basic commitments of democratic societies.

Surveillance distorts the power relationships between the watcher and the watched, enhancing the watcher’s ability to blackmail, coerce, and discriminate against the people under its scrutiny.

Development of surveillance law, to protect us from the substantial harms of surveillance.

Everyday Internet users can’t opt out of the spying

There [are] tools people use to participate in modern society, and a lot of companies are pulling a lot of information about where we go, what we do, where we visited.”

Describe the visuals used

No visuals used

Russian police are seen outside the main press centre in Sochi’s Olympic Park.

Picture of a masked man

Interview with background visuals of family and technologies used

Describe interviews

Journalist and courts interviewed Edward snowmen over Surveillance of Citizens by Government

varied sources from the US government, intergovernmental new, reviews, as well as interviews with international delegations

Review of articles, and news report. Critical analysis of the surveillance

Interviews with SXSW professionals on highlights privacy and surveillance online

Scope of news coverage: excellent, good, fair, poor





Strengths of coverage (relates to your rating above)

Balanced and in-depth as it offers balanced opinion about the government, media, online surveillance and law

Its opinionated, and incisive, and balanced, but not objectives

Opinionated, balanced and objectives

It is in-depth and fairly researched

Weaknesses of coverage (relates to your rating above)

It biases the government, as the government is not fully represented in the allegations.

It is not incisive as a lot of blanket statements that need further explanation

It is not objectives as the presenter have failed to consider the role of the government in technology surveillance, and privacy protection


Allen, K. (2014, January 23). Sochi 2014: Cyber-surveillance network heightens privacy fears. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from

RICHARDS, N. M. (2014, March 12). The Dangers of Surveillance. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from

SAVAGE, C., & POITRAS, L. (2014, March 13). Surveillance of Citizens by Government. Retrieved March 13, 2014, from


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