Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

By | January 27, 2018
Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World Author Bruce Schneier
ISBN-10 039335217X
ISBN-13 9780393352177
Year 2016-02-08
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Bruce Schneiers amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written Clay ShirkyYour cell phone provider tracks your location and knows whos with you Your online and in store purchasing patterns are recorded and reveal if you re unemployed sick or pregnant Your e mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends Google knows what youre thinking because it saves your private searches Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it The powers that surveil us do more than simply store this information Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see but also the prices were offered Governments use surveillance to discriminate censor chill free speech and put people in danger worldwide And both sides share this information with each other or even worse lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches Much of this is voluntary we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making But have we given up more than weve gained In Data and Goliath security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path one that values both security and privacy He brings his bestseller up to date with a new preface covering the latest developments and then shows us exactly what we can do to reform government surveillance programs shake up surveillance based business models and protect our individual privacy You ll never look at your phone your computer your credit cards or even your car in the same way again

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