Cellphone providers can track location. Search histories are recorded. Emails can be read. Almost any digital data online can not only be stored but also manipulated. If you’re grappling with ways to keep data secure – whether your own, your students’ or your school’s – then this book will be an interesting and illuminating read.
The author, a security expert by trade, spends a lot of time detailing the dangers
of mass data collection. He’s far from impressed by
Governments, who use surveillance to discriminate and censor, and corporations that use it to manipulate news, demand and prices. Nevertheless, he also admits that much of the data sharing is done voluntarily from users, especially via social media.
What can we do? Well, Schneier offers another path. He explains how we can reform government surveillance and shake up tracking-based business models, while also providing tips for you to protect your privacy every day.
It’s a compelling and engrossing read, and a major wake-up call about online data. You’ll never look at your internet activity in the same way again!
Published: May 2015
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