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I Read “Data and Goliath” Because of Barbara Fister

  • Joshua Kim
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • July 6, 2015

I’m interested how we choose the books we read. Here is my request to you. Please keep track of, and share with our IHE community, how you select your books.

For one of the recent books that I read I can definitely share my book selection process. I chose to buy and read (two very different actions) Data and Goliath because of Barbara Fister. Barbara reviewed the book—A Scare-Your-Socks-Off Thriller: Data and Goliath. I bought the book.

If you have not secured your copy of Data and Goliath, or you have an unread copy, I encourage you to make time this summer for the book…

Fixing the Surveillance-Industrial Complex

  • Barbara Fister
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • April 1, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was reading Bruce Schneier’s new book, Data and Goliath, just published by Norton. The subtitle (which, as is the custom these days, is more or less an elevator pitch for the book) provides a hint of what’s inside: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World. What’s missing from this descriptive subtitle is the best part: And Here’s How We Can Fix It. Because unlike a lot of books that focus on big scary issues, this one has lots of concrete recommendations and encouragement to think that we can actually make change happen…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.