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Credit card security as benign surveillance

by Critical Commons Manager

The timing of this American Express advertisement is interesting in the context of the Edward Snowden era. Surveillance, whether by police cruisers or video cameras, is unproblematically linked with the security of our financial resources. Is this ad intended to recuperate the possibility of benign, everyday electronic surveillance or is it merely oblivious to the cultural moment we are living in?

American Express surveillance is good advertisement

A credit card ad equates ocular surveillance and police protection with data mining and internet security

from Who looks after us online? (2013)
Creator: American Express
Distributor: American Express
Posted by Critical Commons Manager