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Gadgets 360 | 01.10.18

What Does a Smartphone Mean to a Refugee?

Mark Latonero

Technology has become increasingly integral to the refugee movement, whether it be refugees using their smartphones to navigate and connect with others, or the data collected at government checkpoints. D&S researcher Mark Latonero’s talked about the connectivity of refugees was covered in Gadgets 360.

“How can you think about technology, not as a thing in and of itself, but an intrical part social context. Digital infrastructures are facilitating the movement of people on a mass scale, but also serve as a mechanism for social control.” – D&S researcher Mark Latonero

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