The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Surveillance Capitalism

Data is often described as the new oil. Technology companies are the gatekeepers of this wealth of information; many also own the algorithms and artificial intelligence required to extract and refine it. In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, is “surveillance capitalism” simply the business model of the internet? What is its effect on journalism and democracy, and our understanding of truth itself?

Andrew Orlowski

Andrew Orlowski is a British columnist, investigative journalist and executive editor of the IT news and opinion website The Register.

Andy Mueller-Maguhn

Andy Mueller-Maguhn is a member of the German hacker association Chaos Computer Club. In November 2000, he was elected to the ICANN Board of Directors which made him jointly responsible with 18 other directors for the worldwide development of guidelines and the decision of fundamental questions for the internet structure.

Sarah Kember

Sarah Kember is Professor of New Technologies of Communication at Goldsmiths, and Director of Goldsmiths Press. She works on gender and artificial intelligence and has written several articles on face recognition technology.

William Davies

William Davies is Reader in Political Economy at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Centre. His latest book is Nervous States: How feeling took over the world, and the edited collection Economic Science Fictions.

Yasha Levine

Yasha Levine is a Russian-American investigative journalist and author. Levine, is a former editor of Moscow-based satirical newspaper The eXile. He is the author of the 2018 book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.
  • 19 October 2018 14.30–14.45