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Liars and Outliers

  • Curtis Frye
  • Technology and Society
  • February 2012

Liars and Outliers, Bruce Schneier’s most recent security-related text, is an interesting and wide-ranging review of trust in commerce and broader society. And I do mean wide-ranging — he covers everything from the implications of early mankind’s organization into groups of around 150 individuals (the “Dunbar number”) to reputation systems such as eBay and Yelp reviews. Liars and Outliers doesn’t hang together quite as well as his previous books, but it’s still a terrific primer for readers who want more insights into the complex world of security and trust…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.