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The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America
 Author: Sarah E. Ago  Category: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Privacy Practice, Public Policy, Surveillance  Publisher: Harvard  ISBN: 9780674244795  Pages: 592 Buy/Download

Every day, we make decisions about what to share and when, how much to expose and to whom. Securing the boundary between one’s private affairs and public identity has become an urgent task of modern life. How did privacy come to loom so large in public consciousness? Sarah Igo tracks the quest for privacy from the invention of the telegraph onward, revealing enduring debates over how Americans would―and should―be known. The Known Citizen is a penetrating historical investigation with powerful lessons for our own times, when corporations, government agencies, and data miners are tracking our every move.