Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

Julia Angwin


An inside of examine who is staring at you, what they comprehend and why it concerns. we're being watched.
We see on-line advertisements from web content we have visited, lengthy after we have moved directly to different pursuits. Our smartphones and automobiles transmit our position, allowing us to grasp what is locally but in addition permitting others to trace us. And the government, we lately realized, has been undertaking an incredible data-gathering surveillance operation around the net and on our cell traces.
In "Dragnet Nation," award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin studies from front traces of America's surveillance economic system, providing a revelatory and unsettling examine how the govt, inner most businesses, or even criminals use know-how to indiscriminately sweep up huge quantities of our own facts. In a global the place we will be watched in our personal houses, the place we will not hold secrets and techniques, and the place we will be impersonated, financially manipulated, or perhaps positioned in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the best long term risk is that we commence to internalize the surveillance and censor our phrases and innovations, until eventually we lose the very freedom that makes us special members. Appalled at this type of prospect, Angwin conducts a sequence of experiments to attempt to guard herself, starting from quitting Google to wearing a "burner" mobilephone, displaying how tricky it really is for a regular citizen to withstand the dragnets' succeed in.
Her ebook is a cautionary story for we all, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves.

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