The smartphone may be the “prosthesis” that has contributed most to changing the human being. The intelligent mini-computer is our constant companion—and it knows everything about us: whereabouts, contacts, photos, screen time, steps, passwords, preferences, consumer desires, fingerprints, and biometric data.
Everybody is talking about the “corona app” and contact tracing, as well as the popular App TikTok, the western version of the Chinese App Douyin, which could even be banned in the USA. Combined with facial recognition and artificial intelligence, the app for self-expression in short videos becomes a powerful surveillance tool. Do we even still have “privacy”? And what actually happens with our data?
Together with the audience and the author Helmut Spudich, we will discuss the smartphone and its consequences for the surveillance society.
In his book Der Spion in meiner Tasche. Was das Handy mit uns macht und wie wir es trotzdem benutzen können
[The spy in my pocket: What the cell phone does with us and how we can nonetheless still use it] (edition a, 2020), the one-time head of communications of the telecommunications company Magenta Telekom (formerly T-Mobile) Spudich engages in the discourse on surveillance with astonishing insider information and careful research. He shows how we can still nonetheless use the smartphone sensibly—and even why we should in fact use it.
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Tuesdays 6–9 p.m. admission only € 6