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Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance / Julia Angwin.

Angwin, Julia. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780805098075 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0805098070 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0805098089
  • ISBN: 9780805098082
  • Description: 289 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, [2014]

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1 current hold with 10 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 323.448/Angwin (Text to phone) Checked out 11/05/2014
Beverly Main NEW JC 596 .A54 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-274) and index.
Contents Note: Hacked -- A short history of tracking -- State of surveillance -- Freedom of association -- Threat models -- The audit -- The first line of defense -- Leaving Google -- Introducing Ida -- Pocket litter -- Opting out -- The hall of mirrors -- Lonely codes -- Fighting fear -- The unfairness doctrine.
Summary: Online ads from websites you've visited... smartphones and cars transmitting your location... data-gathering surveillance operations across the Internet and on your phone lines. You are being watched.... Angwin offers a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. She argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose our freedom. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself.
"We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what's in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government, we recently learned, has been conducting a massive data-gathering surveillance operation across the Internet and on our phone lines. In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America's surveillance economy, offering a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. In a world where we can be watched in our own homes, where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated, financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself, ranging from quitting Google to carrying a "burner" phone, showing how difficult it is for an average citizen to resist the dragnets' reach. Her book is a cautionary tale for all of us, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves."--Publisher information.

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