panoptic surveillance

(noun) “[A] form of constant monitoring in which the observation posts are decentralized and the observed is never communicated with directly” (OpenStax College 2012).

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OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Media and Technology. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42838/1.2/).

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