Digital Spy: ‘Digital Spy’ stars and creators speak out against ‘digital surveillance’
Digital Spy stars and artists are joining forces to fight digital surveillance by digitally spying on each other.
The artists, who spoke out in the latest issue of the digital art magazine, said they’ve become increasingly paranoid about being tracked in a digital world, even though they’ve never been targeted by the government.
“We’ve seen the rise of the ‘data brokers’ that are collecting information on us in real time,” says digital art producer and digital spy star Ryan Hildebrandt.
“We’ve also been tracked by a number of companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook that are also trying to track us.
This isn’t new.
It’s been happening for decades.”
Hildebrandte says digital spy has been “a thing for the last 20 years” and is an “open secret” in the industry.
“As artists, we have to fight for our rights and be aware of our online footprint,” he says.
“If you’re a creator, you’re constantly being monitored.”
Digital Spy: A look at the digital spies in our world Digital Spy, an upcoming digital art anthology, brings together creators from across the digital and print art industries to highlight their work and share their stories.
Hildebrands digital spy is one of those artists.
“It’s kind of like the modern day equivalent of the slave trade,” he explains.
“A lot of the artists in our industry are slaves to companies like Facebook and Google and Amazon and all the other companies that are trying to spy on us, so it’s like, why would I want to do that?”
“Digital Spy” is available on iTunes and the MTV Music app, and can be downloaded on the Apple iPad, iPad mini and iPhone.