Who watches the watchers when the watchers use Wickr?

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The latest controversy over Malcolm Turnbull’s use of Wickr should provoke questions about accountability in the age of the cloud.

It’s an age where use of private messaging systems by a digital 1% – an elite that is well connected and powerful – is eroding expectations about oversight by journalists, official monitors and ordinary people. To adapt the words of writer David Brin, a privileged “Them” know a lot about us and increasingly “We” know less about them.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2015


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