A book about what the Cambridge Analytica scandal shows: That surveillance and data privacy is every citizens’ concern
An important look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the today's surveillance technology, from acclaimed Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar.
Until the 21st century, most of our activities were private by default, public only through effort; today anything that touches digital space has the potential (and likelihood) to remain somewhere online forever. That means all of the technologies that have made our lives easier, faster, better, and/or more efficient have also simultaneously made it easier to keep an eye on our activities. Or, as we recently learned from reports about Cambridge Analytica, our data might be turned into a propaganda machine against us.
In 10 crucial legal cases, Habeas Data explores the tools of surveillance that exist today, how they work, and what the implications are for the future of privacy.
|Publisher:||Melville House Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Cyrus Farivar is the senior business editor at Ars Technica and the author of The Internet of Elsewhere. He is also a radio producer and has reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times, and others. He lives in Oakland, California.
Table of Contents
1 Telephones: How a Fateful Call in 1965 from a Los Angeles Pay Phone Still Rings Out Today 3
2 How the Government Cracked an iPhone-Without Apple's Help 26
3 How One Mugger's Calls Helped Create the NSA's Post-9/11 Phone Metadata Surveillance Program 57
4 When Big Brother Rides in the Back Seat 81
5 Can the Police Use Extrasensory Technology to Look into Your House Without a Warrant? 107
6 Why (Amazingly) E-mail Providers Won't Give Up Messages Without a Warrant, Even Though the Supreme Court Has Never Ruled on the Issue 128
7 Why the Eighteenth-Century Constitution Protects Against Twenty-First-Century Satellite-Based Tracking 149
8 How Your Phone Can Lead the Authorities Right to Your Door 170
9 Can Police Search Your Phone When You're Arrested? 198
10 Why Privacy Needs All of Us 220
11 Who Watches the Watchers? 228