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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User Review  - walterqchocobo - LibraryThing

Disturbing but fascinating at the same time. This book discusses the vast amount of information about all of us that government along with private entities have in huge databases. Not a book for a paranoid individual. Read full review

NO PLACE TO HIDE: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Washington Post reporter O'Harrow investigates the possibilities of maintaining privacy protections in the wake of increased surveillance after 9/11. At this date, the picture is grim."The attacks on ... Read full review

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 an award-winning reporter on the investigative unit at The Washington Post. O’Harrow is the author of No Place to Hide, Zero Day: The Threat in Cyberspace, and The Quartermaster, a biography of Montgomery C. Meigs. He was a contributor to the 2016 biography, Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power. He lives with his wife and son in Arlington, Virginia.

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