A search for “anthropology” in the Snowden Surveillance Archive results in two hits. Both documents were created and presented by the UK GCHQ’s Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) which sees anthropology as a method with which to “manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction.” Take a look at the two GCHQ Powerpoints below and see how the surveillance apparatus views your discipline.
A prominent Syrian antiquities scholar was brutally killed and beheaded by Islamic State militants, according to reports from local activists and Syria’s government-run news outlet.
Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Takami Delisle. Tak currently works as a medical interpreter for Japanese patients and helps run an organization for anthropology students of color. You can find her on Twitter @tsd1888 and she also has her own blog. If you’re interested, please contact her.
LONDON — A good friend and colleague in Syria recalled on Wednesday how he had walked with “the father of Palmyra” among the ruins — ruins that Khaled Asaad had turned into his life’s work.
This is the twenty-second post in the Freedom technologists series.
by Victor Lasa
RMIT University, Melbourne
In this second session of the monthly Digital Ethnography Reading Group meetings at RMIT we discussed the Introduction and Chapter 5 of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous. Gabriella Coleman. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books, 2014. 464 pp.