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

Author: Julia Angwin
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2015] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First St. Martin's Griffin editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Angwin
ISBN: 9781250060860 1250060869
OCLC Number: 904789598
Notes: Reprint with new afterword. Originally published: New York : Times Books, 2014.
Description: 298 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Julia Angwin.

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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.

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