Dragnet Nation

Dragnet Nation

A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in A World of Relentless Surveillance

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Times Books, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805098075
0805098070
Branch Call Number: 323.448 A595d 2014
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 25 cm

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The 2018 theme of #ChoosePrivacy Week is "Big Data is Watching You" and the news this year has no one questioning the validity of that. This book is a look at who's watching you, what they know, and why it matters.


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Mar 08, 2014

Why this book is important: in 2019, it will be the 100-year anniversary of when tanks rolled into Seattle to shut down a peaceful demonstration (1919). A great book on a hot, current topic, especially since we have a sitting president (Mr. Obama) who pubicly stated he was against an Egyptian dictator shutting down that country's Internet access, all the while supporting laws to allow the shutting down of Internet access to the American citizenry. How many taxpayer dollars go to domestic surveillance on innocent citizens? No one really knows! (Today, many Americans hail Edward Snowden as a brave whistleblower, while the government claims he's a terrorist. Today, the majority of Americans do not believe the official government story surrounding the events of 9/11/01.)

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