oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - Digital Communications Surveillance : a challenge for Rhetoric Studies

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



Digital Communications Surveillance (DCS) in its broadest sense includes analysis of any type of digital data. It spans a wide range of activities, from data gathering by Google using the communications of Google's Gmail customers to the monitoring of home and workplace computer activity, analysis of public attitudes regarding products, policies, or persons, and on to searches using a "fusion" of data sources (Internet, social media, camera, satellite, drone, cell phone, and other) to achieve temporal and geo-spatial, multi-dimensional "mappings" of the search domain for security or military/intelligence purposes.

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