Technological Futures, National Security, and Civil Liberties

3 credits

SOCIOL 2286

Sociology
College of Arts and Science

(same as PEA_ST 2286). Contemporary practices and future trends in data collection and mining by the NSA and by businesses. The interplay of government and corporate power, and possibilities of regulation and maintenance of privacy and civil liberties. The development of digital intellectual copyright and its consequences on patterns of dissemination of knowledge.