Institutional shortcomings in a post-9/11 United States

Amidst the “Muslim Ban” of the Trump administration, this will seem drastically more insignificant. In fact, it is, but simultaneously it is a fascinating case that provides a glimpse of the identification/security infrastructures in a post 9/11 United States. Enter the REAL ID Act of 2005 and its subsequent ramifications. In the United States, individual… Continue reading Institutional shortcomings in a post-9/11 United States

The Great Firewall of China: Citizen-Seditionists and Digital Territories

The Great Firewall of China (GFOC) is a comprehensive censorship and surveillance regime, considerable as a digital counterpart to the physical Great Wall. It acts to demarcate a digital territory and protect it from external threats and reflects the wider, much-reported authoritarian tendencies the Communist Party of China is famous for. The GFOC in particular… Continue reading The Great Firewall of China: Citizen-Seditionists and Digital Territories