By Robert O'Harrow
In No position to conceal, award-winning Washington put up reporter Robert O'Harrow, Jr., pulls again the curtain on an unsettling pattern: the emergence of a data-driven surveillance society rationale on giving us the conveniences and prone we crave, like mobile phones, playing cards, and digital toll passes, whereas observing us extra heavily than ever prior to. He exhibits that because the September eleven, 2001, terror assaults, the knowledge giants were enlisted as inner most intelligence providers for place of birth protection. And at a time while businesses mostly gather billions of information about approximately each American grownup, No position to conceal shines a vivid mild at the sorry nation of data defense, revealing how humans can lose regulate in their privateness and identities at any moment.
Now with a brand new afterword that info the newest protection breaches and the government's failing efforts to forestall them, O'Harrow indicates us that, during this new global of high-tech family intelligence, there's actually no position to hide.
As O'Harrow writes, "This ebook is all approximately you and your individual details -- and the tale is not pretty."
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