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1It tracks where: David J. Crandall et al. (8 Dec 2010), “Inferring social ties from geographic coincidences,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107,

2The accumulated data: German politician Malte Spitz demonstrated the power of geolocation data by making six months of his daily whereabouts available to journalists. Zeit Online (Mar 2011), “Tell-all telephone,” Zeit Online,…

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Data and Goliath

Data and Goliath

The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

A Book by Bruce Schneier

A New York Times Best Seller

You are under surveillance right now.

Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you’re unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it…

Table of Contents

Part 1: The World We’re Creating
Chapter 1: Data as a By-Product of Computing
Chapter 2: Data as Surveillance
Chapter 3: Analyzing our Data
Chapter 4: The Business of Surveillance
Chapter 5: Government Surveillance and Control
Chapter 6: Consolidation of Institutional Surveillance

Part 2: What’s at Stake
Chapter 7: Political Liberty and Justice
Chapter 8: Commercial Fairness and Equality
Chapter 9: Business Competitiveness
Chapter 10: Privacy
Chapter 11: Security

Part 3: What to Do About It
Chapter 12: Principles
Chapter 13: Solutions for Government …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.