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the surveillance of a person’s activities by studying the data trail created by actions such as credit card purchases, mobile phone calls, and internet use


As the authors of Net Locality* define it:

“Surveillance is more than just hidden cameras and undercover police officers; environments track us through our voluntary exposure of personal data”

“location-aware devices normalize data-veillance and make it a necessary component of our everyday interactions with the web”

* Gordon, E., & de Souza e Silva, A. (2011). Net Locality. The handbook of internet studies. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781444340679. p. 11