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 Digital data collection and surveillance gets pervasive and invasive by the day but the best ways to protect yourself and your data are all steps you can take yourself The devices we use to get just i

  • Title: Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family
  • Author: Theresa M. Payton Ted Claypoole
  • ISBN: 9781442225459
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Digital data collection and surveillance gets pervasive and invasive by the day but the best ways to protect yourself and your data are all steps you can take yourself The devices we use to get just in time coupons, directions when we re lost, and maintain connections with loved ones no matter how far away they are, also invade our privacy in ways we might not evenDigital data collection and surveillance gets pervasive and invasive by the day but the best ways to protect yourself and your data are all steps you can take yourself The devices we use to get just in time coupons, directions when we re lost, and maintain connections with loved ones no matter how far away they are, also invade our privacy in ways we might not even be aware of Our devices send and collect data about us whenever we use them, but that data is not safeguarded the way we assume it would be Privacy is complex and personal Many of us do not know the full extent to which data is collected, stored, aggregated, and used As recent revelations indicate, we are subject to a level of data collection and surveillance never before imaginable While some of these methods may, in fact, protect us and provide us with information and services we deem to be helpful and desired, others can turn out to be insidious and over arching Privacy in the Age of Big Data highlights the many positive outcomes of digital surveillance and data collection while also outlining those forms of data collection to which we may not consent, and of which we are likely unaware Payton and Claypoole skillfully introduce readers to the many ways we are watched, and how to adjust our behaviors and activities to recapture our privacy The authors suggest the tools, behavior changes, and political actions we can take to regain data and identity security Anyone who uses digital devices will want to read this book for its clear and no nonsense approach to the world of big data and what it means for all of us.

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    1. I sincerely loved this book. Most tech book can be a bit difficult to understand - however this book is very "user-friendly" and is a topic that we ALL need to know about! From ages 8-80 - everyone needs to be concerned about their privacy, and the fact that big businesses are using data mining to predict our shopping habits (online and off) can not only be intrusive, it is frightening.Fact is -this is our evolving world. We can't change it, we need to embrace it and learn as much as we can to p [...]

    2. I'm fairly well versed in security and I like security books. I don't know how to say something nice about this book. Maybe I can just say that the book has credentialed authors, and the random collection of sentences within are well footnoted. The structure, the editing, and the writing are all on equal footing, and it succeeds as a collection of unedited notes. This is a complete waste of time. Examples: p. 64: Mentions a U of Maryland sorority sister who used a bunch of "F-bombs" in an email. [...]

    3. This is the "must read" tech book of the year; and I say that knowing full and well that we're still in January. Theresa Payton, former Chief Information Officer of the White House, knows a thing or two about technology and the government's use of it. So it should come as no surprise that she's stayed in the thick of technology's newest development: Big Data.Anyone who has followed my research and reviews knows that I'm a budding data scientist who condemns unethical use of data analytics; but I [...]

    4. What is privacy exactly? What does it mean in today's highly connected world? Does it need redefining? How do we balance security against privacy? Perhaps we are all concerned about this issue but are we sufficiently educated on it and taking any active steps to address our concerns? First step, read this book. Second, what specific areas in the book caught your attention? I bet there's at least 2-3 things to implement right away to better enhance your privacy. Lastly, get educated on your relev [...]

    5. If printed on CD-ROMs, the amount of stored public and private information in the world by governments, businesses, criminal syndicates and others in 2013, would stretch to the moon in five separate piles. The invasion of privacy with the dramatic progress of available digital technology has never been more rampant than in the last few years; why would Mark Zuckerberg stick a non-transparent tape across his computer's camera? Theresa Payton and Theodore Claypoole did an excellent job in presenti [...]

    6. One of the best books on this topic I've read - it explains, in simple language and without being unduly alarming, how the legal protections we have against invasion of our privacy have failed to keep up with technology, and that this leaves us increasingly powerless to protect ourselves from intrusion not only by government and law enforcement but also by corporations and even private citizens who have no moral right to know where we go, who we see and what goes on even in our own homes. Basic [...]

    7. This practical book lays out clearly all the ways that we are being digitally tracked at the present, and all the ways we are likely to be tracked in the very near future at the Internet of Things develops more fully. The book provides practical ways that we can protect ourselves from this tracking, including behavioral changes, technology solutions, and advocated for legislative changes. Anyone who wants to reduce the size of his or her digital footprint would benefit from reading this book.

    8. This book was a decent introduction to the concept of privacy in the digital era. It explains various privacy issues and debates as they relate to phones, the internet, and biometrics. It's quite broad and tackles a lot of topics, but does so while maintaining a satisfying amount of detail. It's probably the best book I have read on the topic and largely ignores some more tedious historical and philosophical arguments that other books tend to make.

    9. Definitely worth a read if you embrace modern technology. Wearable technology, home networks, and mobile computing are moving society forward, but you should know the risks. I work in tech and I still got some good information out of this book.

    10. While it is an excellent survey of the topic, if you're interested in privacy and have been keeping up with the topic on the internet, there is little new to you in this book.

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