DATA AND GOLIATH THE HIDDEN BATTLES TO COLLECT YOUR DATA AND CONTROL YOUR WORLD

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Data And Goliath The Hidden Battles To Collect Your Data And Control Your World

Author : Bruce Schneier
ISBN : 9780393244823
Genre : Computers
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“Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky “Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s 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 you’re 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 we’re 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 we’ve 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.
Category: Computers

Hideout In The Apocalypse

Author : John Stapleton
ISBN : 9780994479129
Genre : Political Science
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Hideout in the Apocalypse is about surveillance and the crushing of Australia’s larrikin culture. In the last three years the Australian government has prosecuted the greatest assault on freedom of speech in the nation’s history. The government knew from international research that when it introduced the panopticon, universal surveillance, into Australia it would have a devastating impact on the culture. When people know they are being watched, they behave differently. Dissent is stifled, conformity becomes the norm. This is the so-called chilling effect. Hideout in the Apocalypse, in the great tradition of The Lucky Country, takes Australia’s temperature half a century on from Donald Horne’s classic cautionary tale. Now the future has arrived. Forced by a plethora of new laws targeting journalists to use novelistic techniques, in his latest book veteran news reporter John Stapleton confirms the old adage, truth is stranger than fiction. Hideout in the Apocalypse takes up the adventures of retired news reporter Old Alex, first encountered in the book’s predecessor Terror in Australia: Workers’ Paradise Lost. But as befits the times, this book is more fantastical, intimate and politically acerbic in its portrait of his beloved country. Alex believes believes he has been under abusive levels of government surveillance since writing a book called Terror in Australia, and as a natural empath can hear the thoughts of the surveillance teams on his track, the so-called Watchers on the Watch. Alex also believes he is a cluster soul sent with others of his kind to help save the Earth from an impending apocalypse, and has the capacity to channel some of history's greatest writers. Australia might have the worst anti-freedom of speech laws in the Western world, but how can you sue a character like that? Stapleton's essential theme: a place which should have been safe from an impending apocalypse, the quagmire of religious wars enveloping the Middle East, is not safe at all. Ideas are contagious, and the Australian government is afraid of them. Australia is a democracy in name only.The war on terror has become a war on the people's right to know, justifying a massive expansion of state power. Alex’s swirling head, lifelong fascination with sociology, literature and journalism, and his deep distress over the fate of the Great Southern Land, makes him the perfect character to tell a story which urgently needs to be told.
Category: Political Science

Born Digital

Author : John Palfrey
ISBN : 9780465094158
Genre : Social Science
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"An excellent primer on what it means to live digitally. It should be required reading for adults trying to understand the next generation." --Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being Digital The first generation of children who were born into and raised in the digital world are coming of age and reshaping the world in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life are being transformed. But who are these wired young people? And what is the world they're creating going to look like? In this revised and updated edition, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a cutting-edge sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues--privacy concerns, the psychological effects of information overload, and larger ethical issues raised by the fact that young people's social interactions, friendships, and civic activities are now mediated by digital technologies--Born Digital is essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present and shape the digital future.
Category: Social Science

Data Profiling And Insurance Law

Author : Brendan McGurk
ISBN : 9781509920631
Genre : Law
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This timely, expertly written monograph looks at the legal impact that the use of 'Big Data' will have on the provision – and substantive law – of insurance. Insurance companies are set to become some of the biggest consumers of big data which will enable them to profile prospective individual insureds at an increasingly granular level. More particularly, the book explores how: (i) insurers gain access to information relevant to assessing risk and/or the pricing of premiums; (ii) the impact which that increased information will have on substantive insurance law (and in particular duties of good faith disclosure and fair presentation of risk); and (iii) the impact that insurers' new knowledge may have on individual and group access to insurance. This raises several consequential legal questions: (i) To what extent is the use of big data analytics to profile risk compatible (at least in the EU) with the General Data Protection Regulation? (ii) Does insurers' ability to parse vast quantities of individual data about insureds invert the information asymmetry that has historically existed between insured and insurer such as to breathe life into insurers' duty of good faith disclosure? And (iii) by what means might legal challenges be brought against insurers both in relation to the use of big data and the consequences it may have on access to cover? Written by a leading expert in the field, this book will both stimulate further debate and operate as a reference text for academics and practitioners who are faced with emerging legal problems arising from the increasing opportunities that big data offers to the insurance industry.
Category: Law

Future Politics

Author : Jamie Susskind
ISBN : 9780192559500
Genre : Political Science
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Future Politics confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? The great political debate of the last century was about how much of our collective life should be determined by the state and what should be left to the market and civil society. In the future, the question will be how far our lives should be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems - and on what terms? Jamie Susskind argues that rapid and relentless innovation in a range of technologies - from artificial intelligence to virtual reality - will transform the way we live together. Calling for a fundamental change in the way we think about politics, he describes a world in which certain technologies and platforms, and those who control them, come to hold great power over us. Some will gather data about our lives, causing us to avoid conduct perceived as shameful, sinful, or wrong. Others will filter our perception of the world, choosing what we know, shaping what we think, affecting how we feel, and guiding how we act. Still others will force us to behave certain ways, like self-driving cars that refuse to drive over the speed limit. Those who control these technologies - usually big tech firms and the state - will increasingly control us. They will set the limits of our liberty, decreeing what we may do and what is forbidden. Their algorithms will resolve vital questions of social justice, allocating social goods and sorting us into hierarchies of status and esteem. They will decide the future of democracy, causing it to flourish or decay. A groundbreaking work of political analysis, Future Politics challenges readers to rethink what it means to be free or equal, what it means to have power or property, what it means for a political system to be just or democratic, and proposes ways in which we can - and must - regain control.
Category: Political Science

An Introduction To Mass Surveillance And International Law

Author : Archit Pandey
ISBN : 9783668252929
Genre : Law
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Law - European and International Law, Intellectual Properties, grade: 1,3, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: This paper focuses on mass surveillance and its legality under the national laws of a few countries and international law as a whole. Many among us frequently hear the term ‘mass surveillance’ these days, and connect it with government monitoring us through the internet and other media – keeping a note on who we are, what we do, any signs within us that could be contrary to the national security and so on. After all, if you are a good, law-abiding citizen, then what do you have to fear about? However, what about the privacy of an individual? As a law-abiding citizen living in a liberal democracy, shouldn’t one have the right to indulge freely in legal activities without any fear or backlash from the authority? Or, is it that as long as you do what you’re told, there is nothing to fear? This paper shall analyze these questions, and some more, where we look into these issues especially from an international and legal perspective. By reading this paper, the reader has an opportunity to understand surveillance and its background, and get a thorough understanding of arguments put forward by both the supporters of the surveillance laws (i.e. the government) and those who are against it. This paper looks at how mass surveillance is defined under laws of various countries, since there is no specific international law that deals with it. At the end, the paper presents plausible international laws and regulations that can be viewed to assess mass surveillance according to the current laws in place.
Category: Law

People Centric Security Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture

Author : Lance Hayden
ISBN : 9780071846790
Genre : Computers
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A culture hacking how to complete with strategies, techniques, and resources for securing the most volatile element of information security—humans People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture addresses the urgent need for change at the intersection of people and security. Esentially a complete security culture toolkit, this comprehensive resource provides you with a blueprint for assessing, designing, building, and maintaining human firewalls. Globally recognized information security expert Lance Hayden lays out a course of action for drastically improving organizations’ security cultures through the precise use of mapping, survey, and analysis. You’ll discover applied techniques for embedding strong security practices into the daily routines of IT users and learn how to implement a practical, executable, and measurable program for human security. Features downloadable mapping and surveying templates Case studies throughout showcase the methods explained in the book Valuable appendices detail security tools and cultural threat and risk modeling Written by an experienced author and former CIA human intelligence officer
Category: Computers