Privacy Lost: How Technology Is Endangering Your Privacy

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The Patriot Act, government eavesdropping, the distribution of ourmost personal information—recent security breaches andmarketing related invasions have affected the privacy of millionsof Americans. So who has access to this information about us andwhat exactly are they doing with it? This question touches almostevery aspect of our lives—from control over our finances andidentities to the (assumed) basic right to keep our thoughts,actions, medical histories, whereabouts, and ...

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Overview

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

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

"As society struggles to understand how technology is impactingprivacy, David Holtzman's ideas and vision continue to be centralto the discussion. This book helps us understand what's atstake."
—Andreas S. Weigend, former chief scientist, Amazon.com, andprincipal, Weigend Associates

"At a time when the Berlin Wall and Communism stood strongagainst the world and the Soviet Union tried to outpace the UnitedStates in an unprecedented arms race, a small group of selectprofessionals performed the analysis required to combat the latestweapons technology and helped to bring an end to that cold war. Iam proud to tell you that Dave Holtzman was a key member of thatunique group who could never be openly recognized for what they didor how they did it."
—Mark E. Clesh, National Security Agency, Defsmac IntelDirector

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787985110
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/13/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,376,859
  • 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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Table of Contents

Foreword (Senator Evan Bayh).

Preface: The Monkey House.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: How and Why Our Privacy Is at Risk.

Privacy Invasions Hurt.

1. The Seven Sins Against Privacy.

2. Collateral Damage: The Harm to Society.

Why Technology Is Key.

3. Technology Affects Privacy: How and Why.

4. New Tech, New Crimes: Fresh Wounds.

Privacy in Context.

5. Privacy and the Law: A Right Ahead or Left Behind?

6. Privacy and Identity: The Cult of Me.

7. Privacy and Culture in a Technological World: ShojiScreens.

The Technology.

8. Voyeurism: Surveillance Technology.

9. Stalking: Networks, Tags, and Locators.

The Watchers.

10. Marketing Invasions: Garbos and Greed.

11. Government Invasions for Security: Mugwumps and Momists.

What Can Be Done?

12. Fighting Back: Gandhis, Curmudgeons, and Vigilantes.

13. The Panopticon: See the Bars, Rattle the Cage.

Recommended Reading.

Notes.

Index.

The Author.

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