Obfuscation : a user's guide for privacy and protest (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Obfuscation : a user's guide for privacy and protest

Author: Finn Brunton; Helen Fay Nissenbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With Obfuscation, Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum mean to start a revolution. They are calling us not to the barricades but to our computers, offering us ways to fight today's pervasive digital surveillance -- the collection of our data by governments, corporations, advertisers, and hackers. To the toolkit of privacy protecting techniques and projects, they propose adding obfuscation: the deliberate use of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brunton, Finn, 1980-
Obfuscation
(DLC) 2015009379
(OCoLC)907512525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Finn Brunton; Helen Fay Nissenbaum
ISBN: 9780262331319 0262331314 9780262331326 0262331322 9780262331302 0262331306
OCLC Number: 920881714
Description: 1 online resource (x, 123 pages)
Contents: I: An obfuscation vocabulary --
1. Core cases --
2. Other examples --
II: Understanding obfuscation --
3. Why is obfuscation necessary? --
4. Is obfuscation justified? --
5. Will obfuscation work?
Responsibility: Finn Brunton, Helen Nissenbaum.
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With Obfuscation, Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum mean to start a revolution. They are calling us not to the barricades but to our computers, offering us ways to fight today's pervasive digital surveillance -- the collection of our data by governments, corporations, advertisers, and hackers. To the toolkit of privacy protecting techniques and projects, they propose adding obfuscation: the deliberate use of ambiguous, confusing, or misleading information to interfere with surveillance and data collection projects. Brunton and Nissenbaum provide tools and a rationale for evasion, noncompliance, refusal, even sabotage -- especially for average users, those of us not in a position to opt out or exert control over data about ourselves. Obfuscation will teach users to push back, software developers to keep their user data safe, and policy makers to gather data without misusing it. --Publisher.

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