The book that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about data, privacy and the future of Big Tech. 'We are currently living in a moment of extreme pessimism about data. This book will change your mind.' Almost everything we do generates data. Digital technology is now so pervasive that it's very hard to escape its influence, and with that growth … [Read more...] about Good Data: An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future
The whirlwind of social media, online dating, and mobile apps can make life a dream—or a nightmare. For every trustworthy website, there are countless jerks, bullies, and scam artists who want to harvest your personal information for their own purposes. But you can fight back, right now. In The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy, award-winning author and investigative journalist … [Read more...] about The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy
In New York and Baltimore, police cameras scan public areas twenty-four hours a day. Huge commercial databases track you finances and sell that information to anyone willing to pay. Host sites on the World Wide Web record every page you view, and “smart” toll roads know where you drive. Every day, new technology nibbles at our privacy.Does that make you nervous? David Brin is … [Read more...] about The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom?
Information privacy is the major defining issue of today's Internet enabled World. To construct information systems from small mobile 'apps' to huge, heterogeneous, cloudified systems requires merging together skills from software engineering, legal, security and many other disciplines - including some outside of these fields! Only through properly modelling the system under … [Read more...] about Privacy Engineering: A data flow and ontological approach
American law enforcement is a system in crisis. After explosive protests responding to police brutality and discrimination in Baltimore, Ferguson, and across the country, debate over ways to reform the police continues to rage. For all the disagreement, though, people on both the left and right mostly take for granted that innovative technologies can only help. As Matt … [Read more...] about Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing