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Mexico City: Surveillance Technologies in New Urban Battlespaces

December 4, 2018

By Luis Losada Simón-Ricart 4 December 2018   Over the past few years, Mexico has significantly increased the number of CCTV systems in its security forces in an attempt to combat crime. This has led to a complicated discussion on the relationship between security and liberty in security studies, and it raises the question of … Continue reading “Mexico City: Surveillance Technologies in New Urban Battlespaces”

Is remote control effective in solving security problems?

October 20, 2015

By: Chad Daniel Tumelty Editors note: Remote Control is a project hosted by the London-based think tank Oxford Research Group, set up to examine changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare. They recently hosted an essay competition for participants in response to the question ‘Is remote control effective in … Continue reading “Is remote control effective in solving security problems?”

Interview – Sir David Omand on Iraq, the terrorist threat, and surveillance

March 27, 2015

Interview by Lee Watkins: Sir David Omand, former Director of GCHQ, on the current security climate and the recent IPT rulings on GCHQ’s information gathering.  *** Besides your role as Director of GCHQ from 1996-1997, what are other highlights from your career? I was Principal Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary during the Falklands War. … Continue reading “Interview – Sir David Omand on Iraq, the terrorist threat, and surveillance”

Understanding digital intelligence from a British perspective

February 5, 2015

By Professor Sir David Omand GCB: The Snowden revelations revealed much that was never intended to be public. But to understand them they must be seen in their context, of a dynamic interaction over the last few years between the demand for intelligence on the threats to society and the potential supply of relevant intelligence … Continue reading “Understanding digital intelligence from a British perspective”

Deconstructing the panopticon

May 1, 2014

By Andreas Haggman: Surveillance is always a contentious issue. Whether in the physical realm (CCTV cameras) or digital realm (phone tapping, electronic snooping), proponents and opponents trade blows over arguments of necessity and efficacy versus invasion of privacy and erosion of liberty. While there are no clear-cut answers as to the ethical and practical utility … Continue reading “Deconstructing the panopticon”


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