Explore the politics, culture and technology of surveillance. In this issue, we feature pieces on sex work and surveillance, black women and surveillance theory, and the ethics of academic surveillance from elementary schools to the research establishment. We critique anti-surveillance methodologies, explore the histories of state violence and civilian surveillance, and learn how surveillance became Silicon Valley’s business model. Plus, social media as a digital panopticon and Big Brother, race and immigration. Photo CC-BY Kelly Bumford, cropped and filtered.