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

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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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THE END OF PRIVACY: How Total Surveillance Is Becoming a Reality

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York University (Canada) political scientist Whitaker offers a brilliant portrayal and analysis of the dangers of the "new information technology." Many books have been written on the exponential ... Read full review

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