Who watches the watchers when the watchers use Wickr?

Bruce Baer Arnold

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Abstract

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
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
Volume2015
No.October
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2015

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