BN.com Gift Guide

Privacy Lost: How Technology Is Endangering Your Privacy

Overview

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 exposéof 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 ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (21) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $14.75   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

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 exposéof 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.

Praise for Privacy Lost

"Whether we know it or not, we have all become citizens of the Digital Age. As such we need to take responsibility for our conduct, our safety, and our privacy. David Holtzman is deeply knowledgeable about the industry and passionate about the issues. Regardless of your political views, you will come away from this book better equipped to meet the challenges before us all."
—Geoffrey A. Moore, author, Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution

"Holtzman has drafted a blueprint all citizens of this great land ought to read if they desire to understand what privacy truly means, why it is important to both their everyday life as well as to their understanding of what it really means to be free, and what they can do to salvage what little privacy is left them. Privacy Lost needs to be readily available on the desks of all concerned citizens—heavily dog-eared and underlined."
—Bob Barr, practicing attorney and former Member of theUnited States House of Representatives

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787985110
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/13/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,100,064
  • 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. In addition to raising five kids on his own, he has been a cryptographic analyst and submariner for the Navy, an intelligence analyst at the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center, a chief scientist at IBM, and a senior technology analyst for Booz|Allen|Hamilton. Holtzman has been a founding CEO and chairman of a venture-backed start-up company, a security consultant for several organizations and a presidential campaign, a corporate marketing consultant, an information-based software systems designer, and a high-tech adviser in Silicon Valley. During the late 1990s, as CTO of Network Solutions, he ran the Internet domain-name system and oversaw the growth of the commercial Internet from five hundred thousand to over twenty million domain names.
Today, Holtzman is applying the knowledge he has gained from his unique experience by writing and consulting, and by running the popular blog he created, www.GlobalPOV.com, where he investigates and reports on the critical ways technology and society interact.

Read More Show Less

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: Shoji Screens.

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)