Popular Mechanics Who's Spying on You?

Popular Mechanics Who's Spying on You?

The Looming Threat to your Privacy, Identity, and Family in the Digital Age

Book - 2012
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It's not paranoia; we ARE being watched. Today, thanks to technology and new media--cell phone GPS, backscatter scanners, online financial transactions, cloud-stored medical records, Facebook and Twitter--our every activity can be quietly monitored. And now that inexpensive gene sequencing seems imminent, even our bodies' secrets may be up for grabs. This groundbreaking investigation shows how America's privacy is under assault--and what we can do to protect ourselves.
Covering everything from the News of the World hacking scandal to identity and credit theft, Popular Mechanics Who's Spying On You? features stories of real people whose privacy has been violated. It looks at the technology powering those intrusions, reveals the advances in security that may eventually protect us, and thoroughly explores the social and legal ramifications of our increasingly complex and high-tech society. A final chapter offers direct, service-oriented tips to safeguard privacy, along with an exploration of how a new, post-private generation willingly surrenders personal information--and the potential pitfalls and benefits of broadcasting your life on your own terms.

It's not paranoia; we ARE being watched. Today, thanks to technology and new media, our every activity can be monitored. This groundbreaking investigation shows how privacy is under assault--and how we can protect ourselves. Covering everything from the News of the World hacking scandal to identity and credit theft, Popular Mechanics Who's Spying On You? features stories of real people whose privacy has been violated. It looks at the technology powering those intrusions, examines advances in security, and thoroughly considers the social and legal ramifications of our increasingly complex high-tech society. A final chapter offers direct, service-oriented tips to safeguard privacy, along with an exploration of how a new, post-private generation willingly surrenders personal information.


Baker & Taylor
Reveals how technology is used to invade privacy, and addresses how to protect personal information from technology's ever-increasing reach into the areas of phones, computers, finances, homes, and DNA.

Publisher: New York, NY : Hearst Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781588168580
1588168581
Characteristics: 171 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Coburn, Davin

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