Gary T. Marx (1938– ), professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has written extensively over several decades on the topics of surveillance, privacy, social control, and policing. He has sought to define what he calls new surveillance and to explain how it differs from the old surveillance. He explores the various ways in which this new surveillance takes place and argues that it must be viewed in the social context in which it takes place. He also discusses privacy issues that are raised by this surveillance as well as the ethical questions that must be answered in its use. He outlines the use of technology and surveillance as mechanisms for social control as well as nontechnological forms of surveillance such as undercover policing. ...

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