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Review of Data and Goliath
During the Cold War, communist East Germany was perhaps the most spied-upon nation on earth, with one secret police informant for every 66 citizens.
Those were the good old days. In 21st-century America, we’ve got more informants than citizens, all of them digital. Our phones and computers incessantly rat us out, broadcasting our interests, friendships, and locations to governments and corporations alike, according to renowned cryptographer and Internet privacy advocate Bruce Schneier in his new book, “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.”…
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.