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Data and Goliath : the hidden battles to collect your data and control your world

by Schneier, Bruce, 1963- (Author)

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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 yo... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The world we're creating.
  • Data as a by-product of computing
  • Data as surveillance
  • Analyzing our data
  • The business of surveillance
  • Government surveillance and control
  • Consolidation of institutional control
  • What's at stake.
  • Political liberty and justice
  • Commercial fairness and equality
  • Business competitiveness
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • What to do about it.
  • Principles
  • Solutions for government
  • Solutions for corporations
  • Solutions for the rest of us
  • Social norms and the big data trade-off.