Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom by Julia Angwin

By Julia Angwin

An inside of examine who's observing you, what they comprehend and why it matters

We are being watched. We see on-line advertisements from web content we've visited, lengthy after we've moved directly to different pursuits. Our smartphones and autos transmit our situation, permitting us to understand what's locally but in addition allowing others to trace us. And the government, we lately realized, has been engaging in a big data-gathering surveillance operation around the web and on our cell lines.

In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reviews from front strains of America's surveillance financial system, supplying a revelatory and unsettling examine how the govt., inner most businesses, or even criminals use expertise to indiscriminately sweep up tremendous quantities of our own data.

In a global the place we will be able to be watched in our personal houses, the place we will now not continue 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 concepts, till we lose the very freedom that makes us certain members. Appalled at the sort of prospect, Angwin conducts a chain of experiments to aim to guard herself, starting from quitting Google to sporting a "burner" cell, exhibiting how tricky it really is for a standard citizen to withstand the dragnets' reach.

Her e-book is a cautionary story for we all, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves.

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