Privacy Lost: How Technology Is Endangering Your Privacy

Privacy Lost: How Technology Is Endangering Your Privacy

by David H. Holtzman
     
 

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The Patriot Act, government eavesdropping, the distribution of our most personal information—recent security breaches and marketing related invasions have affected the privacy of millions of Americans. So who has access to this information about us and what exactly are they doing with it? This question touches almost every aspect of our lives—from control

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The Patriot Act, government eavesdropping, the distribution of our most personal information—recent security breaches and marketing related invasions have affected the privacy of millions of Americans. So who has access to this information about us and what exactly are they doing with it? This question touches almost every aspect of our lives—from control over our finances and identities to the (assumed) basic right to keep our thoughts, actions, medical histories, whereabouts, and other personal information to ourselves.

We can not afford to ignore this issue. This book will help us all understand what is at risk in the Digital Age, who the perpetrators are, what we can do about it, and how and why, to some extent, our privacy is already lost.

"As society struggles to understand how technology is impacting privacy, David Holtzman's ideas and vision continue to be central to the discussion. This book helps us understand what's at stake."
—Andreas S. Weigend, former chief scientist, Amazon.com, and principal, Weigend Associates

"At a time when the Berlin Wall and Communism stood strong against the world and the Soviet Union tried to outpace the United States in an unprecedented arms race, a small group of select professionals performed the analysis required to combat the latest weapons technology and helped to bring an end to that cold war. I am proud to tell you that Dave Holtzman was a key member of that unique group who could never be openly recognized for what they did or how they did it."
—Mark E. Clesh, National Security Agency, Defsmac Intel Director

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787985110
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/13/2006
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,461,532
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

David H. Holtzman has led a rich and distinctive life. Inaddition to raising five kids on his own, he has been acryptographic analyst and submariner for the Navy, an intelligenceanalyst at the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center, achief scientist at IBM, and a senior technology analyst forBooz|Allen|Hamilton. Holtzman has been a founding CEO and chairmanof a venture-backed start-up company, a security consultant forseveral organizations and a presidential campaign, a corporatemarketing consultant, an information-based software systemsdesigner, and a high-tech adviser in Silicon Valley. During thelate 1990s, as CTO of Network Solutions, he ran the Internetdomain-name system and oversaw the growth of the commercialInternet from five hundred thousand to over twenty million domainnames.
Today, Holtzman is applying the knowledge he has gained from hisunique experience by writing and consulting, and by running thepopular blog he created, www.GlobalPOV.com, where he investigatesand reports on the critical ways technology and society interact.

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