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The transparent society : will technology force us to choose between privacy and freedom?

Author: David Brin
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1998.
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"The Transparent Society is a call for "reciprocal transparency," If police cameras watch us, shouldn't we be able to tune into police stations? If credit bureaus sell our data, shouldn't we know who buys it? Rather than cling to an illasion of anonymity - a historical anomaly, given our origins in close-knit villages - we should focus on guarding the most important forms of privacy and preserving mutual  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brin, David.
Transparent society.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1998
(OCoLC)624596019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brin
ISBN: 020132802X 9780201328028
OCLC Number: 38248934
Description: vi, 378 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The challenge of an open society: the end of photography as proof of anything at all --
The age of knowledge: citizen truth squads --
Privacy under siege: the accountability matrix --
Can we own information? An open society's enemies --
Human nature and the dilemma of openness: essences and experiments --
Lessons in accountability: all the world is a (digital) marketplace --
The war over secrecy: the problem of extortion --
Pragmatism in an uncertain world: the plausibility matrix --
Humility and limits: a withering away? --
Global transparency: a little loyalty --
The road of openness.
Responsibility: David Brin.
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"The Transparent Society is a call for "reciprocal transparency," If police cameras watch us, shouldn't we be able to tune into police stations? If credit bureaus sell our data, shouldn't we know who buys it? Rather than cling to an illasion of anonymity - a historical anomaly, given our origins in close-knit villages - we should focus on guarding the most important forms of privacy and preserving mutual accountability. The biggest threat to our freedom, Brin warns, is that surveillance technology will be used by too few people, not by too many."--Jacket.

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