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Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy

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In this book Greg Elmer brings the perspectives of cultural and media studies to the subject of consumer profiling and feedback technology in the digital economy. He examines the multiplicity of processes that monitor consumers and automatically collect, store, and cross-reference personal information. When we buy a book at or a kayak from L.L. Bean, our transac ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published December 23rd 2003 by MIT Press (MA)
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A good primmer on surveillance society. Chapters four and five are a bit weak. The discussion on "cookies" while generally technically correct is very alarmist in tone. Read the first half and skim the rest. A fast read.
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