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

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

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Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance
Title
Dragnet nation
Title remainder
a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance
Statement of responsibility
Julia Angwin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what's in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government, we recently learned, has been conducting a massive data-gathering surveillance operation across the Internet and on our phone lines. In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America's surveillance economy, offering 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. In a world where we can be watched in our own homes, where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated, financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself, ranging from quitting Google to carrying a "burner" phone, showing how difficult it is for an average citizen to resist the dragnets' reach. Her book is a cautionary tale for all of us, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Angwin, Julia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Privacy, Right of
  • Electronic surveillance
  • National security
  • Information technology
  • Civil rights
Label
Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance, Julia Angwin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780805098075
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013042041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)862928750
Label
Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance, Julia Angwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780805098075
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013042041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)862928750

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