Are You Being Watched?
Your financial transactions, communications, media consumption, social networking and GPS locations can all be tracked.
So what does privacy mean in the digital and post 9/11 era? And what can you do to increase yours?
by Garret Keizer
After surveying various definitions of privacy, the author states, “I would ground privacy in a creaturely resistance to being used against one’s will.” He then catalogues the many affronts to privacy in the personal and public lives of ordinary citizens, and the dangers in devaluing privacy.
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
by Theresa M. Payton and Theodore Claypoole
Former White House Chief Information Officer Payton and lawyer Claypoole team up to produce this quick and easy overview of data collection and its relevance in our everyday lives. They also provide practical tips and tools for protecting your personal data.
by David Eggers
Most of us imagine totalitarianism as something imposed upon us – but what if we’re complicit in our own oppression? When Mae gets a job at the Circle, a Bay Area tech company that’s cornered the world market on social media and e-commerce, she’s elated. But she soon learns that participation in social media is mandatory, not voluntary, and that could soon apply to the general population as well. For a monopoly, it’s a short step from sharing to surveillance, to a world without privacy.
More Essential than Ever: the Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century
by Stephen J. Schulhofer
Offers a rich account of the history and nuances of Fourth Amendment protections as the author examines such issues as street stops, racial profiling, electronic surveillance, data aggregation, and the demands of national security. The Fourth Amendment, he reminds us, explicitly authorizes invasions of privacy – but it requires justification and accountability, requirements that reconcile public safety with liberty.
A Smart Kid’s Guide to Internet Privacy
by David J. Jakubiak
Most kids are naturally trusting, but the internet requires people to be watchful. Describes how to keep information private online, discussing e-mail security, spam, phishing schemes, blogging, spyware, and online predators.
Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity and Anonymity on the Web
by Cole Stryker
How does anonymity enable free speech – and how is it a threat? Stryker presents a strong defense of anonymity and explores some of the tools and organizations relating to this issue, especially as it has evolved with the ubiquity of the Internet.
edited by Roman Espejo
Do counterterrorism measures infringe on privacy rights? Or do Patriot Act surveillance powers protect Americans? Does public video surveillance can enhance safety, or violate privacy? Should military recruiters have access to students’ information? Part of the Opposing Viewpoint series.
The Naked Future
by Patrick Tucker
Every time we swipe a debit card or a subway card, activate our GPS, or post on Facebook from our phones, we leave an electronic trail for others to follow. Thanks to the wonders of telemetry (the transmission of measurements of data) we are now on the edge of a world in which individuals and collective agencies will be able to use our data to predict many aspects of our lives.
Using real life stories and his own consulting experience, the author explains legal methods to protect yourself from information predators and how to secure your bank accounts, business dealings, computer files, and even your home address.
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did
by Lori Andrews
Social networks are the defining cultural movement of our time: But as we work and chat and date (and sometimes even have sex) over the web, traditional rights may be slipping away, and the same power of information that can topple governments can also topple a person’s career, marriage, or future. What the author proposes is a Constitution for the web, to extend our rights to this wild new frontier.