HOW YOU’RE TRACKED AND WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW
From the Visible Exploration sequence
Tanya Lloyd Kyi
RELEASE DATE: March 14, 2017
The phrase “Orwellian” is oddly absent on this chilling take a look at how we now reside in a world of near-constant surveillance and information assortment.
Kyi examines how data and information about virtually everybody are collected and utilized by people, authorities businesses, firms, and different organizations. She poses three inquiries to readers: who’s watching, and why? The place is the road between private and non-private? How will you maintain your secrets and techniques to your self? These questions are addressed in chapters exploring such topics as laptop surveillance, cyberbullying, information mining, and private privateness. There’s dialogue of such surveillance applied sciences as drones, GPS, and RFID tags. Though there’s little right here that doesn’t appear creepy, “Creepy Line” sidebars in every chapter spotlight controversial real-life eventualities and ask readers the place they might set their very own boundaries. That label refers to a press release from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who stated the corporate’s coverage was “to get proper as much as the creepy line and never cross it.” There are additionally ongoing arguments posed for each elevated safety and elevated privateness, encouraging readers to suppose critically in regards to the points.
Although there are many points worthy of consideration not addressed right here, this vigorous effort serves properly as a revealing, considerate, and provocative introduction to a posh topic and alarming realities.
(additional studying, supply notes, index)
Pub Date: March 14, 2017
Web page Depend: 140
Writer: Annick Press
Evaluate Posted On-line: Dec. 26, 2016
Kirkus Opinions Problem: Jan. 15, 2017
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