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

Hi all,

Here’s my next tech book I’m going to read. I found it both on bookshare and bard. I was actually surprised to find it on BARD, but it is actually there.

For those outside the United States, you can definitely get it off of Amazon through Kindle or autible.

Here is the information about the book.

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

By: Bruce Schneier

Synopsis

You are under surveillance right now. 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 shows us exactly 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. You’ll never look at your phone, your computer, your credit cards, or even
your car in the same way again.

Copyright: 2015

It is also available on bard as DB 81511.

I plan to review it for this cast as well when i’m done. It sounds facinating!

Have you read this book, and if so, what did you think?

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Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World was released on July 20, 2018 at 8:30 am by tech in general-updates-and-announcements.
Last modified: July 20, 2018.


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