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Ledeen, Ken 1946-

Works: 1 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 671 library holdings
Classifications: QA76.9.C66, 303.4833
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Most widely held works by Ken Ledeen
Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion by Harold Abelson ( Book )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to; the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Do you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? Is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? This book offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real life stories; it is a wake-up call to the human consequences of the digital explosion
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.39 for Blown to b ... to 0.39 for Blown to b ...)
Alternative Names
Ledeen, Kenneth S. 1946-
English (12)