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O’Hara, K. and Shadbolt, N. The Spy in the Coffee Machine: The End of Privacy As We Know It. Oneworld Publications, 2008. Pp. 294. $16.95 (paper). ISBN 978-1851685545 Reviewer: Cristina Jönsson1 [Article copies available for a fee from The Transformative Studies Institute. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.transformativestudies.org ©2010 by The Transformative Studies Institute. All rights reserved.] The Spy in the Coffee Machine is a timely and balanced book, while at the same time a scary discourse about the way technology is eroding privacy. It is very up-to-date, looking at how modern technologies and those that employ them have eaten into our daily lives and consequently our freedoms. In our quest to move with technologies at a fast pace, we all seem to easily ignore the greater ramification. This book brings them to our attention. There is no doubt that, in this book, Shadbolt and O’Hara have initiated a debate about what we mean by privacy. They clearly explain that privacy can have countless meanings to different people at different times and it has always been that way. As a concept, privacy is seen always in transition, always being redefined by new information.2 O’Hara and Shadbolt point out that “a number of technologies have affected the value, function and feasibility of privacy directly.” One example is the development of sophisticated technologies for transmitting and intercepting messages. Another is the development of technologies for storing and manipulating information. No matter how we see and interpret privacy, it has without a doubt been transformed by the computer revolution as we increasingly turn to technology for both work and leisure. By making purchases online, posting blogs, social networking and surfing the net, our electronic activity can easily be used to track our movements. Many of us willingly broadcast our lives through social networking spaces and blogs, and O’Hara and Shadbolt argue that “when one's self as a social
1 Cristina Jönsson is a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies. As a polyglot mastering seven languages she has worked as a consultant in both private and public sector organisations in different countries. Address correspondence to: Cristina Jönsson; email: email@example.com. 2 MacDonald, D. A. (n.d). ‘Myths in the Privacy Debate’. Available: http://cei.org/pdf/2381.pdf.
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Does this mean that our bodies will disappear in the digital age? Or is it that “some trace must be left behind which leaves a trail back to the person whose body has disappeared” as O’Hara and Shadbolt argue? They explain that our attitude to privacy may stem from lack of understanding that in the online world. telephones.” they write. with transactions.S. we tend not to question them. Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life”. and that the audience is much wider than our friends and family. people signed up for Facebook under the belief that their information could be shared just between trusted friends only to discover that the ever-changing privacy policies have led to the user not having total control over their information. for example. However. O’Hara and Shadbolt write about how we are entering a new state of global hypersurveillance. “If the short term benefits of technology are good enough. Our activities can be tracked even offline through the devices in our cars. without us ever coming to grips with the implications of the new technology. the memory of an action will outlast the moment. “Had the government demanded that we all carry electronic devices that broadcast our whereabouts to a central database. “I. a sociological term used for when we have less and less significant face-to-face contact and more phone. economic and cultural effects on the phenomenon of online living. email. In an entertaining way. A growing number of people are spending more time online living a second life through their avatars. as well as smaller computer chips that can be discreetly implanted in everyday objects. or ‘avatars’ (online virtual bodies). is all out there. It has changed the fabric of peoples’ lives. with history. In these communications the interaction is meditated through technological representations of ourselves. text and Internet communications. they all form powerful networks that can be both good and bad. Facebook. O’Hara and Shadbolt assert that the computer revolution has swept us away. (2007).Theory in Action entity. has made a real impact on families and social groups that used to communicate very infrequently. Linked together. then privacy is not the same old notion. through which we can be spied upon every hour of the day. computers and even our coffee machines that we gladly use for our lives to be more comfortable.3 This has social. that the information should be stored there indefinitely and that the police Meadows. The authors explain how Moore's law has paved the way for increased data storage and data mining. M.” Shadbolt and O’Hara open the book with a chapter about the ‘disappearing body’. 99 3 . New Riders Press.
and its employees keep within the law. and the local hardware functions. and the computer holding the database doesn’t screw up. we should rather learn to be more aware of how our technologies spy on us. The authors describe various technologies in a matter-of-fact. As the authors sinisterly put it: “The benefits. from hidden cryptography to P3P protocols. theft and misinterpretation. or even in different databases which are relatively hard to search. and the system is carefully designed according to well-understood software engineering principles and maintained properly. The book contains frightening case studies of ID cards and DNA databases in the UK and Sweden showing how data can be potentially misused.all the information is in the public domain already .” O’Hara and Shadbolt anticipate some further degree of erosion of privacy. various technologies. They also evaluate various risks and explain data crossreferencing applications such as ‘mashups’ and other ‘Web 2.” Governments of Western democracies are reducing individual privacy in their pursuit of national security. and the government keeps within the law.. but that is merely luck.” The authors argue that we should demand greater transparency from agencies that hold our information. as it is overtaken by communication. well. and your identity isn’t stolen. outweigh the costs . O’ Hara and Shadbolt explain that the risks of data spillage are greater than we're led to believe: “If you keep within the law.. this practical obscurity no longer obtains.. Thanks to mashups.” But of course we carry around mobile phones voluntarily.Cristina Jönsson should be able to access it with relatively minimal oversight.0’ developments that bring together data from different sources. but when it is kept at different locations. Also we should be informed about what these agencies know and how they are using the information about us. you have nothing to fear. to recognize that there are benefits as well as costs and risks. yet still frightening way.which they probably do. good and bad. As the authors say: “Such sites do not create any extra information. on paper. there would have been an outcry. They propose new institutions and practices that they believe would provide benefits more than compensating for lost privacy. we generally reckon. They believe that diminished privacy is nothing to be alarmed by.. However. the effort involved in producing a photograph of your local sex offender would be too high for all but extremely concerned individuals to undertake. database technology and surveillance. and which have an infinite number of applications. and to seek prac100 . misuse. the data stored is subject to error. and the government doesn’t scrimp on the outlay and all the data are entered carefully and the police are adequately trained to use the system and the system isn't hacked into.
” So the question is. for instance. people wanted to escape small towns for the big city. They crowd our technological world. for the fresh start of an identity without history. inexpensively and almost invisibly. but even if it is. However. and there seems little likelihood that any kind of intervention will prevent it. in scientists. for good and bad. become cheaper and more mobile. “visitors to the United Kingdom are always surprised at the large number of CCTV cameras dotted about the place. 101 4 .davidbrin. We're also quite cynical. rather than by expensively engineering the state’s institutions to allow some people to opt out. the highest concentration of surveillance cameras in the world…” CCTV camera surveillance and the view on privacy are thus historical and cultural. in our fellow citizens) are commonplace. D. But the society of the small town will soon have us back in its grips. describing a curve that tracks the technology of personal computers. that CCTV data is probably completely useless 90% of the time”. and most of us have a sense. “A parable about Openness” Available: http://www. cameras will pervade the world. will people become more and more comfortable with surveillance devices over time? For years. David Brin states that “at this rate. That may be true. The authors quote philosopher Onora O’Neil who describes “a culture of suspicion.com/akademos. in the press. thus getting harder to spot each day. Although “it is virtually impossible to go through life in a western democracy without leaving an information trail behind and as this is now the case. are not a major issue in. double in sharpness and speed. In the last decade the trend has been for cameras to decrease in size. we will only maintain individuality by what we purposely choose to hide. for example. (1998).” The use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and surveillance devices is practically impossible to moderate. Some people have already begun to announce the end of privacy. the United Kingdom. Should we even try?”4 O’Hara and Shadbolt point out that the offline activities that are tracked by CCTV cameras.even if it means moderating our use of technology itself.htm. privacy is not a commodity. multiplying and shrinking. more good will be done by ensuring that people are aware of that brute fact. where statements announcing a lack of trust (in the authorities. and thus we have moved closer to the end of privacy whether we like it or not. where “we’re far more worried about being beaten up by drunken thugs on the street on a Friday night. The Internet offered similar possibilities of freedom. O’Hara and Shadbolt argue that we need new Brin.Theory in Action tical ways of moderating the risks . In a future where everything is known about everybody.
Celebrities have always had to live with this phenomenon. we need more control over our data so that we can easily figure out what is going where. we will all have to play a much more active role in keeping privacy in place. We need a way to survive our mistakes and indiscretions. that social network sites don’t share what we don’t want shared? This book has a nuanced discussion about privacy. A single embarrassing episode should not become the dominant factor in our careers or lives. but now everyone must get used to it. but we are heading toward a world where it will be. How do we make sure. The trouble is that it becomes self-reinforcing.’ As the authors state. In Mill’s view privacy is necessary for making free choices. The 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill thought that society was capable of applying so much pressure that citizens might be prevented from making sensible or moral choices. This avant-garde book confirms that the boundary between what is public and what is private has become blurred due to changes in social norms as much as changes in technology. for example. Having no way to keep information private becomes really problematic when the data has no expiration date. However. The Spy in the Coffee Machine opens one’s eyes to the benefits and dangers of technology today and tomorrow. This will be one of the greatest social changes of modern times. People will have to start assuming that they simply have no privacy. O'Hara and Shadbolt argue that if we value this freedom. 102 . Once you become known for some incident.Cristina Jönsson skills to deal with our new lack of privacy. This is easier said than done. people go searching for more. in twenty years most people will find that the privacy taken for granted today will be just as elusive as the privacy of the 1970s now seems. and move on. It’s not just about ‘never take my private stuff and make it public.
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