The transparent society : will technology force us to choose between privacy and freedom?
"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
Print Book, English, 1998
Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1998
vi, 378 pages ; 24 cm
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