Data and Goliath

Data and Goliath

The Hidden Battles to Collect your Data and Control your World

Book - 2015
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You are under surveillance right now. Your cell phone provider tracks your location, your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate the prices we're offered; governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, and put people in danger worldwide. Schneier shows what we can do to reform our government surveillance programs and shake up surveillance-based business models, while also providing tips for you to protect your privacy every day.
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780393244816
Branch Call Number: 303.33 SCH58
Characteristics: 383 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Data & Goliath


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ucprod Jul 06, 2016

Data and Goliath is fascinating (and startling) book about computer security. If you believe that "it can't happen to you" please read this title.

Mar 13, 2015

LOVEINT: Between 2011 to 2012, according to an NSA self-audit, NSA employees illegally spied on 2,776 persons they knew and were curious about! Nobody went to jail for this, and that self-audit, with zero oversight, was probably a very, very low number as opposed to the number of actual spying! Read pp. 139 - - 140, where Schneier destroys the argument as to mass surveillance being necessary to prevent terrorist attacks! This is one very scary book. Read this and Robert Scheer's book, They Know Everything About You, to fully grasp that they know everything about you, which means they can fabricate anything about you they wish to, for any reason. See the comment on LOVEINT again! Schneier does a great job of explaining how they can correlate data from large data sets to identify people - - which again begs the question: So why didn't they prevent the Boston Marathon bombing? So why didn't they prevent the Underwear Bomber? Something is rotten in Big Brother Land???


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Apr 08, 2016

Schneier was the leading security guru. Now he is also interested in public policy on Big Data. This book discusses the magnitude of the privacy problem, and how we can influence government policy makers. It also tells you what you can do to protect your privacy, while you wait for policy changes.


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