Number of pages: 448
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
BBB Library: Technology and Globalization
Every morning when you put your cell phone in your pocket, you’re making an implicit bargain with the carrier: “I want to make and receive mobile calls; in exchange, I allow this company to know where I am at all times.” In this book, we get to know about the here’s a whole industry devoted to tracking you in real time, and that the longer we wait, the more people and organizations become used to having broad access to our data and the more they will fight to maintain that access. We’re at a unique time to make the change.
"When it comes to what government and business are doing together and separately with personal data scooped up from the ether, Mr. Schneier is as knowledgeable as it gets…. Mr. Schneier’s use of concrete examples of bad behavior with data will make even skeptics queasy and potentially push the already paranoid over the edge.” — New York Times
"Those were the good old days. In 21st-century America, we’ve got more informants than citizens, all of them digital. Our phones and computers incessantly rat us out, broadcasting our interests, friendships, and locations to governments and corporations alike, according to renowned cryptographer and Internet privacy advocate Bruce Schneier in his new book, “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.” — Boston Globe
"A pithy, pointed, and highly readable explanation of what we know in the wake of the Snowden revelations, with practical steps that ordinary people can take if they want to do something about the threats to privacy and liberty posed not only by the government but by the Big Data industry.” — Neal Stephenson, author of Reamde
Grown Up Digital reveals: How the brain of the Net Generation processes information. Today's young people are using technology in ways you could never imagine. Instead of passively watching television, the Net Geners are actively participating in the distribution of entertainment and information. For the first time in history, youth are the
Alone together is a book written by Sherry Turkle who is a Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. She traces back technology and its invasion into our lives and its impact in our behaviors, expectations, and way of thinking. She elaborately through many examples shows how
Young people growing up in our time are not only immersed in apps: they’ve come to think of the world as an ensemble of apps, to see their lives as a string of ordered apps, or perhaps, in many cases, a single, extended, cradle-to-grave app. (We’ve labeled this overarching app a
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow examines what might happen to the world when these old myths are coupled with new godlike technologies such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. What will happen to democracy when Google and Facebook come to know our likes and our political preferences better than we
Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school affect how
Our relationship with many of the Internet companies we rely on is not a traditional com-pany-customer relationship. That’s primarily because we’re not customers. We’re products those companies sell to their real customers.
“Free” is a special price. Free warps our normal sense of cost vs. benefit, and people end up trading their personal data for less than its worth.
The problem is that the entire weight of insecurity is compared with the incremental invasion of privacy. That’s a sloppy characterization of the trade-off.
Privacy needs to be regulated in many places: At collection, during storage, upon use, during disputes.
Data becomes its own justification. The longer we wait, the more people and organizations become used to having broad access to our data and the more they will fight to maintain that access.
Every morning when you put your cell phone in your pocket, you’re making an implicit bargain with the carrier: “I want to make and receive mobile calls; in exchange, I allow this company to know where I am at all times.”