Database Nation : The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century
Simson GarfinkelISBN: 0596001053; 9780596001056;
As the 21st century begins, advances in technology endanger our privacy in ways never before imagined. Marketers track our every purchase; surveillance cameras observe our movements; misused medical records turn our bodies and our histories against us. Privacy--our most basic civil right--is in grave peril. Simson Garfinkel--journalist, entrepreneur, and international authority on computer security--has devoted his career to testing new technologies and warning about their implications. This newly revised update of the popular hardcover edition of Database Nation is his compelling account of how invasive technologies will affect our lives in the coming years. It's a timely, far-reaching, entertaining, and thought-provoking look at theserious threats to privacy facing us today. Garfinkel's captivating blend of journalism, storytelling, and futurism is a call to arms. It will frighten, entertain, and ultimately convince us that we must take action now to protect...