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Privacy as invisibility: pervasive surveillance and the privatization of peer-to-peer systems

Francesca Musiani
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Francesca Musiani: Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech

No 21, CSI Working Papers Series from Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech

Abstract: Addresses the increasing privatization of peer-to-peer file sharing systems, arguing that privacy is increasingly coinciding with mere invisibility but also that the richness of today's landscape of peer-to-peer technology opens up new dimensions to the conceptualization of privacy.

Keywords: Peer-to-peer; privacy; surveillance; invisibility; privatization; sharing; communication (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L86 O3 Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2011-02
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