Habeas Data by Cyrus Farivar audiobook

Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

By Cyrus Farivar
Read by Steven Jay Cohen

Tantor Audio 9781612196466
11.65 Hours Unabridged
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An important look at how fifty years of American privacy law is inadequate for today's surveillance technology, from acclaimed Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar Until the twenty-first century, most of our activities were private by default, public only through effort; today anything that touches digital space has the potential (and likelihood) to remain somewhere online forever. That means all of the technologies that have made our lives easier, faster, better, and/or more efficient have also simultaneously made it easier to keep an eye on our activities. Or, as we recently learned from reports about Cambridge Analytica, our data might be turned into a propaganda machine against us. In ten crucial legal cases, Habeas Data explores the tools of surveillance that exist today, how they work, and what the implications are for the future of privacy.

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Summary

Summary

An important look at how fifty years of American privacy law is inadequate for today's surveillance technology, from acclaimed Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar

Until the twenty-first century, most of our activities were private by default, public only through effort; today anything that touches digital space has the potential (and likelihood) to remain somewhere online forever. That means all of the technologies that have made our lives easier, faster, better, and/or more efficient have also simultaneously made it easier to keep an eye on our activities. Or, as we recently learned from reports about Cambridge Analytica, our data might be turned into a propaganda machine against us.

In ten crucial legal cases, Habeas Data explores the tools of surveillance that exist today, how they work, and what the implications are for the future of privacy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A powerful book that looks at how two invisible forces—law and technology—combine to change the world we live in and the future that is available to us.” Matt Mitchell, founder CryptoHarlem
“Farivar has covered the excitement and tensions of big data collection for years.” Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones and cohost of Slate’s Political Gabfest
“Farivar pulls back the curtain on how the government has transformed everyday technologies into surveillance machines…Should be at the top of everyone’s must-read list.” Robyn Greene, policy counsel, the Open Technology Institute at New America
Habeas Data should be required reading for all public officials who want to better understand the near-future of privacy and surveillance.” Libby Schaaf, mayor of Oakland, California
“Essential reading for anyone concerned with how technology has overrun privacy.” Mitch Kapor, cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
“A great book. Cyrus Farivar shows that the government, at all levels, needs to more forthright about what kind of surveillance is used on all of us.” Ted Lieu, US representative for California’s Thirty-Third Congressional District
“Farivar’s work is essential, smart, and cogent.” Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Cyrus Farivar

Author Bio: Cyrus Farivar

Cyrus Farivar is the senior business editor at Ars Technica and the author of The Internet Elsewhere. He is also a radio producer and has reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the Economist, Wired, the New York Times, and others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English