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The silicon jungle : a novel of deception, power, and Internet intrigue

Author: Shumeet Baluja
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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What happens when a naive intern is granted unfettered access to people's most private thoughts and actions? Young Stephen Thorpe lands a coveted internship at Ubatoo, an Internet empire that provides its users with popular online services, from a search engine and shopping to e-mail and social networking. When Stephen's boss asks him to work on a project with the American Coalition for Civil Liberties, Stephen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Suspense fiction
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Baluja, Shumeet, 1971-
Silicon jungle.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010043865
(OCoLC)679940576
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shumeet Baluja
ISBN: 9781400838141 1400838142
OCLC Number: 719383398
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 334 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Endings; Anklets; Anthropologists in the Midst; Mollycoddle; Touchpoints; Checking In; Working 9 to 4; Predicting the Future and 38 Needles; Contact; Two Geeks in a Pod; An Understatement; Euphoria and Diet Pills; To Better Days; Marathon; The Life and Soul of an Intern; Candid Cameras; Episodes; Liberal Food and Even More Liberal Activism; Subjects; Newsworthy; Patience; Hypergrowth; Little Pink Houses; Truth, Lies, and Algorithms; Negotiations and Herding Cats; The JENNY Discovery; I Dream of JENNY.
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