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date: 22 September 2021

surveillance [French ‘to watch over’] 

Source:
A Dictionary of Media and Communication
Author(s):

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

1. Social technologies of *power which include any covert and/or overt techniques and tools used by governments and other organizations to identify, track, and monitor other people through direct or mediated observation, and by gaining access to their personal data. ... ...

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