The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet
by Daniel J. Solove
Publisher: Yale University Press 2007
Number of pages: 257
Daniel Solove, an authority on information privacy law, offers a fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip, the way we shame others, and our ability to protect our own reputations. Focusing on blogs, Internet communities, cybermobs, and other current trends, he shows that, ironically, the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom. Long-standing notions of privacy need review, the author contends: unless we establish a balance between privacy and free speech, we may discover that the freedom of the Internet makes us less free.
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by Whitfield Diffie, Susan Landau - The MIT Press
An insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world. Authors strip away the hype surrounding the policy debate over privacy to examine the national security, commercial and civil liberties issues.
by Amy Awol - Smashwords
This book describes how internet users can become anonymous, secure and free. It gives many free resources and methods for users who want to go anonymous and protect their personal data from being accessed or hacked from outside sources.
by N. Richard Wagner - Univ. of Texas San Antonio
Indeed, what if crime were impossible? This book explores technological possibilities for society, including controversial techniques like computer surveillance and tracking, and sophisticated identification of individuals.
by Suelette Dreyfus - Mandarin
The author uncovered one of this country's best kept secrets and in doing so has created a highly intense and enjoyable read. The book is an overview of some computer intrusion incidents and describes the persons behind them.