Abstract. This work aims to both describe and discuss the contradictions of the so called “third space”, that is the cyberspace, which grew to be a parallel context to the physical and the social one. Whereas the web provides individuals and groups with new interactive opportunities, there are also risks of being victims of cybercrimes, as well as of social control.
SUMMARY: 1. Defining the third space and its ambiguities. – 1.1. Cybercrime or Bazaar? – 1.2. Patrolling the web: State Cybercrimes? – 2. Relational surveillance: from the platforms to self-control.
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