Adam Molnar

SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar (Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University, Australia)

Intimate Surveillance, Institutionalizing Control: Researching stalkerware as an apparatus of socio-technical control

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


Consumer spyware is a tool that facilitates covert tracking, interception, and remote access of an individual’s geo-locational information, communications (including emails, texts, social media activities, and keystroke logging) or a device’s microphone and cameras, including stored images or...

SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar, Deakin University, Australia

Computer Network Operations and ‘Rule-with-Law’ in Australia and Canada
. Location: MacCorry Hall, Room D411 (Sociology Lounge). Computer Network Operations (CNOs) refer to government intrusion and/or interference with information communication infrastructures for the purposes of law enforcement and security intelligence. This presentation argues that while the domestic application of CNOs may be ‘lawful’ in Canada and Australia, their use is subject to ‘counter-law’ developments that undermine rule-of-law and threaten democratic freedoms.

Adam Molnar

Adam Molnar has spent over a decade researching, teaching, and consulting on developments in security and privacy, particularly in the areas of policing, national security, and public safety. He specializes in integrated governmental initiatives and the privacy and security benefits and challenges that follow.

His professional research examines a range of organizational developments and technologies, such as identity management systems in Canada, cross-border data management practices, integrated public-private security partnerships, police engagements with social media, public video surveillance, responses to disaster management, and the links between digital surveillance and national security. Through his work, Mr. Molnar has developed a trusted rapport with a range of government institutions, policing organizations, media, and public advocacy organizations.

Adam has published journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports, and he regularly presents his research domestically and further abroad.

New affiliation:

Adam Molnar
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Legal Studies
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

SSC Seminar Series: Jeffrey Monaghan and Adam Molnar

Location: Mac Corry Hall, Room D411

12:30- 2:00 pm

“The future of terrorism?”: Radicalization theories and Muslim Profiling

Jeffrey Monaghan,Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, and
Adam Molnar,Department of Criminology, Deakin University, Australia

Examining Canadian counter-terrorism training programs, this talk details how the search for radicalization indicators reaffirms preemptive and discriminatory policing practices. While academic theories of radicalization and national security officials insist indicators-based...

SSC Seminar Series: Adam Molnar, Queen's University

Wednesday, February 26: 12h30-14h00 Macdonald Hall 100 [note change of venue]
Adam Molnar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's University

The Rise of Drones in Canada and the United States: policy contours and militarizing currents

This talk examines policy-networks, laws, and socio-political practices that mediate how authorities in Canada and the US are adopting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Comparing trends between...