Introduction: how and why our privacy is at risk Privacy invasions hurt. The seven sins against privacy ; Collateral damage: the harm to society Why technology is key. Technology affects privacy: how and why ; New tech, new crimes: fresh wounds Privacy in context. Privacy and the law: a right ahead or left behind? ; Privacy and identity: the cult of me ; Privacy and culture in a technological world: shoji screens The technology. Voyeurism: surveillance technology ; Stalking: networks, tags, and locators The watchers. Marketing invasions: Garbos and greed ; Government invasions for security: mugwumps and momists What can be done? Fighting back: Gandhis, curmudgeons, and vigilantes ; The panopticon: see the bars, rattle the cage.
While other books in the field focus on specific aspects of privacy or how to avoid invasions, David H. Holtzman-a master technologist, internet pioneer, security analyst, and former military codebreaker-presents a comprehensive insider's expose of the world of invasive technology, who's using it, and how our privacy is at risk. Holtzman starts out by categorizing privacy violations into "The 7 Sins Against Privacy" and then goes on to explain in compelling and easy-to-understand language exactly how privacy is being eroded in every aspect of our lives. Holtzman vividly reveals actual invasions and the dangers associated with the loss of privacy, and he takes a realistic look at the trade-offs between privacy and such vital issues as security, rights, and economic development.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 279) and index.