The End of Privacy: How Total Surveillance is Becoming a Reality

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The New Press, 1999 - Computers - 195 pages
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The Information Revolution and the rise of the networked society are reconstituting the structures of power on a global scale. In The End of Privacy, Reg Whitaker, a leading expert on government surveillance, shows that these developments pose dramatic new threats to personal privacy. Reg Whitaker shows how vast amounts of personal information are moving into corporate hands. Once there, this data can be combined and used to develop electronic profiles of individuals and groups that are potentially far more detailed, and far more intrusive, than the files built up in the past by state police and security agencies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1The Century of Intelligence
5
2The Panopticon
32
The Library of Babel
47
Data Bases and Alienation
123
6The Participatory Panopticon
139
The Globalized Panopticon
160
Index
189
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