Crikey: gender, sexuality and cybersecurity

It is difficult for some men to address privilege and gender in any depth. Many men understand it as it applies to the women they know, but not as a structural thing that applies to our society generally.

I just read an insightful piece by Bernard Keane at about women and the IT industry, and, in particular, women and IT security and surveillance.

How much the “male gaze” of CCTV surveillance extends over into online surveillance is worth teasing out. The two areas are hardly separate, of course; rather, the surveillance state has expanded into new areas of our lives as we shift online, and in fact it has become the surveillance economy as corporations as well as governments compile ever more data on us, on even the most intimate and private aspects of our lives.

Gender, sexuality and cybersecurity: an online tale.


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