Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

Thomas P. Keenan


“Technology is swiftly getting into our bodies,” writes cyber specialist Keenan, “and this publication supplies a chilling glance forward into the place that highway could lead on us – on a a technique journey to the complete hand over of privateness and the commoditization of intimacy.” here's the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading applied sciences, coming at you from governments, companies, and the individual subsequent door.

Take, for instance, “Girls round Me”: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed someone to experiment the rapid region for women and girls who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured fb profiles. It mixed this data in a manner by no means meant by means of the unique poster. Going to a Disney topic park? Your creepy new “MagicBand” will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re at the manner and she’ll understand your kid’s identify in case you method her. pondering sending your DNA off to Ancestry.com for a few “genetic genealogy”? maybe you need to reassess: your genetic details may be used opposed to you.

"This masterful weaving of the negatives and positives of expertise makes for a publication that's life like approximately technology’s perils but confident approximately it’s nice potential.”—Foreword Reviews

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