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Author Véliz, Carissa, author
Title Privacy is power : why and how you should take back control of your data / Carissa Véliz
Imprint London : Bantam Press, 2020
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  005.8 V544 2020    DUE 08-12-23  -  30500101570540
 RCHSS Library  QA76.9.A25 V437 2020    AVAILABLE    30560400690167
Descript 268 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-253) and index
Introduction -- Data vultures -- How did we get here? -- Privacy is power -- Toxic data -- Pulling the plug -- What you can do -- Conclusion
The moment you check your phone in the morning you are giving away data. Before you've even switched off your alarm, a whole host of organisations have been alerted to when you woke up, where you slept, and with whom. As you check the weather, scroll through your 'suggested friends' on Facebook, you continually compromise your privacy. Without your permission, or even your awareness, tech companies are harvesting your information, your location, your likes, your habits, and sharing it amongst themselves. They're not just selling your data. They're selling the power to influence you. Even when you've explicitly asked them not to. And it's not just you. It's all your contacts too. Digital technology is stealing our personal data and with it our power to make free choices. To reclaim that power and democracy, we must protect our privacy. What can we do? So much is at stake. Our phones, our TVs, even our washing machines are spies in our own homes. We need new regulation. We need to pressure policy-makers for red lines on the data economy. And we need to stop sharing and to adopt privacy-friendly alternatives to Google, WhatsApp and other online platforms. Short, terrifying, practical: Privacy is Power highlights the implications of our laid-back attitudes to data, and sets out how we can reclaim control
Link Ebook version: Véliz, Carissa. Privacy is power. London : Transworld Digital, 2020 (OCoLC)1197813240 9781473583535
Subject Computer security
Data protection -- Security measures
Big data -- Data processing
Computer security. fast (OCoLC)fst00872484
Digital Lifestyle. ukslc
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