Privacy : And How to Get It Back
by B. J. Mendelson


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In this forceful short book, technology guru and author of the best-selling Social Media is Bullshit (St. Martins Press) Brandon Mendelson exposes the crude reality behind the smiley face of internet networking: data trading. We are all auctioning our personal information, the book argues, to the highest bidder.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In this forceful short book, technology guru and author of the best-selling Social Media is Bullshit (St. Martins Press) Brandon Mendelson exposes the crude reality behind the smiley face of internet networking: data trading. We are all auctioning our personal information, the book argues, to the highest bidder. Mendelson discusses the end of privacy from a contemporary perspective, including chapters on:

  • Metadata and its uses

  • Data auctions

  • The Internet of Things

  • The use of social media for surveillance and suppression

  • Just how safe is Cloud technology

  • The Big Business of Big Data

  • How online retailers stalk, without permission, their customers

  • Anonymous and web activism

  • The internet's dark side: Silk Road, hacking, extortion

  • EFF and other bodies promoting internet user rights

When we talk about the so-called 'end of privacy', we conjure up images of state-run agencies secretly monitoring and recording our every move. Whilst this is the case, the true perpetrator in this permeating culture of intrusion is not a third party; its our very selves. We willingly broadcast every moment of our lives in exchange for a moment's worth of virtual attention. Mendelson, artfully and through personal narratives and journalism, tells the story of how we have undermined one of our greatest societal assets.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781912475018
  • ISBN-10: 1912475014
  • Publisher: Curious Reads
  • Publish Date: December 2017
  • Page Count: 178
  • Dimensions: 7 x 4.37 x 0.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Curious Reads

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