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Issue 2 • Date Summer 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1
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  • Society Listing

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 2
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  • “Well, Isn't That Special?” [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 3
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  • World-Wide Education for the Humanitarian Technology Challenge [Guest Message]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 4
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  • Challenge of the Digital Revolution: Mediating the Two Cultures Divide [Essay]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 5 - 6
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  • Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (Chun, W.H.K.; 2008) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 7 - 8
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  • Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China (Qui, J.L.; 2009) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 53 - 62
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  • The Noble Lie: When Scientists Give the Right Answers for the Wrong Reasons (Greenberg, G.; 2008) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 63 - 64
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  • Toward a State of Überveillance [Special Section Introduction]

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 9 - 16
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  • What is Überveillance? (And What Should Be Done About It?)

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 17 - 25
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    Corporate marketers have promoted technologies as means to monitor the behavior of all manner of things. Governments have suspended their disbelief and permitted agencies to buy technologies and install monitor systems. Some corporations have imposed similar schemes on their employees and their customers. The old concepts of private, controlled, and public places have given way to private, control... View full abstract»

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  • Opposing Surveillance

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 26 - 32
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    Local critics of surveillance abuses may come under increased surveillance themselves. Exposing surveillance is crucial to challenging it. Those who oppose surveillance are said to be defending criminals, terrorists, and pedophiles. A really effective agency, one that gets in the way of poLocal critics of surveillance abuses may come under increased surveillance themselves. Exposing surveillance i... View full abstract»

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  • Owning Identity— One or Many—Do We Have a Choice?

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 33 - 38
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    The rapid growth of databases, biometrics, and RFID has led to an environment where identity-related technologies are approaching a critical mass as a potential means of controlling the population. The essential aspects of these diverse technical advances are the links between identity and accelerating intensification of dataveillance capacities. DNA databases are perhaps the most salient example,... View full abstract»

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  • Privacy Implications of Automated GPS Tracking and Profiling

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 39 - 46
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    The automobile has gradually evolved from an analog machine with mostly mechanical and hydraulic components to an electronic system with a growing number of computer-based systems. Within this "smart car" revolution, GPS vehicle navigation has attracted significant attention. There are efforts underway to use GPS vehicle navigation infrastructure for additional value-added services, for instance, ... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a Low-Cost, Electricity-Generating Cooking Stove

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 47 - 53
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    Over two billion people world-wide cook on an open fire stove [1], do not have access to electricity, and would benefit from an off-grid electrical supply [2], [3]. Score, www.score.uk.com, is a $4M, fiveyear project to research a cooking stove that will generate electricity and cooling and is aimed primarily at poor people in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Sub-continent, a... View full abstract»

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  • Strengthening Governments to Formulate Integrated Digital Strategies

    Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 54 - 62
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    Using digital technologies to drive productivity, economic growth and social prosperity is a key issue for government policy makers worldwide. During the last decade, governments recognized the impact that information and communication technology (ICT) can have on citizens' everyday lives, at home and at work; many of them formulated e-government strategies, designed and invested in a range of gro... View full abstract»

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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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Katina Michael
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University of Wollongong