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Privacy in the age of big data : recognizing threats, defending your rights, and protecting your family

Privacy in the age of big data : recognizing threats, defending your rights, and protecting your family / Theresa Payton and Ted Claypoole.
Second edition.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2023.
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vi, 357 pages ; 23 cm.
We have a global privacy problem. The average person provides more information about themselves to more outsiders than any time in history. Corporations, governments and even our neighbors can know where we are at times, can quickly learn our preferences and priorities and see who we meet. The past decade has brought deep changes in the collection of our private information, the regulation of that collection, and in people's sensitivity to loss of privacy. The nascent privacy-threatening technology trends of a decade ago have blossomed into relentless data-capturing systems that police and companies have come to rely on. To address the expansion of personal data capture, entire data regulatory regimes have arisen throughout the world, with new regulations added each year. The second edition of Privacy in the Age of Big Data addresses the significant advances in data-driven technology, their intrusion deeper in our lives, the limits on data collection newly required by governments in North America and Europe, and the new security challenges of world rife with ransomware and hacking. This thoroughly updated edition demonstrates personal privacy vulnerabilities and shows ways to live a safer, more private life. Other privacy books tend to focus deeply on the evils of large tech companies or more academic and technical concerns. But Privacy in the Age of Big Data, second edition, helps regular people understand the privacy threats and vulnerabilities in their daily lives and will provide solutions for maintaining better privacy while enjoying a modern life. Unlike other books, this one shows what you can do to make a difference to understand your current digital footprint and what you need to do to claw back your privacy and secure it in the future. -- Adapted from publisher's description.
Added to Catalog
May 03, 2023
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-338) and index.
Introduction : Your life on technology
The intersection of privacy, law, and technology
Part I. Your computer and the internet. Your computer is watching you
How government follows your electronic tracks
Criminals and snoops online
Just hanging out online
The spy in your pocket
Part II. Risk in the streets. Cameras everywhere
When your car is just another computer
When your own body gives you away
DNA and your health records
Part III. Home is where the heart (of surveillance) is. Home sweet home : spies in your living room
Risks of computer and phone networks
Part IV. Where do we go from here. Reality meets the metaverse plus
Judging you by your data
The future of technology and privacy
Laws and regulations that could help preserve privacy.

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