No Place to Hide

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 17, 2006 - Computers - 352 pages
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In No Place to Hide, award-winning Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow, Jr., pulls back the curtain on an unsettling trend: the emergence of a data-driven surveillance society intent on giving us the conveniences and services we crave, like cell phones, discount cards, and electronic toll passes, while watching us more closely than ever before. He shows that since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, the information industry giants have been enlisted as private intelligence services for homeland security. And at a time when companies routinely collect billions of details about nearly every American adult, No Place to Hide shines a bright light on the sorry state of information security, revealing how people can lose control of their privacy and identities at any moment.

Now with a new afterword that details the latest security breaches and the government's failing efforts to stop them, O'Harrow shows us that, in this new world of high-tech domestic intelligence, there is literally no place to hide.

As O'Harrow writes, "This book is all about you and your personal information -- and the story isn't pretty."
 

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Contents

NO PLACE TO HIDE
1
SIX WEEKS IN AUTUMN
11
DATA REVOLUTION
34
WHO AM I?
74
THE MATRIX
98
LOOK ME UP SOMETIME
125
THE IMMUTABLE ME
157
TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS
190
THE GOVERNMENTS EYES AND EARS
214
GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS
247
NO PLACE TO HIDE
281
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Robert O’Harrow Jr. is a reporter at The Washington Post and an associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for articles on privacy and technology and a recipient of the 2003 Carnegie Mellon Cyber Security Reporting Award. The author of The Quartermaster, he lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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