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Author Baluja, Shumeet
Title The Silicon Jungle : A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011
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Descript 1 online resource (250 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Endings -- Anklets -- Anthropologists in the Midst -- Mollycoddle -- Touchpoints -- Checking In -- Working 9 to 4 -- Predicting the Future and 38 Needles -- Contact -- Two Geeks in a Pod -- An Understatement -- Euphoria and Diet Pills -- To Better Days -- Marathon -- The Life and Soul of an Intern -- Candid Cameras -- Episodes -- Liberal Food and Even More Liberal Activism -- Subjects -- Newsworthy -- Patience -- Hypergrowth -- Little Pink Houses -- Truth, Lies, and Algorithms -- Negotiations and Herding Cats -- The JENNY Discovery -- I Dream of JENNY -- A Five-Step Program: Hallucinations and Archetypes -- Over-Deliver -- A Life Changed in Four Phone Calls -- Giving Thanks -- A Drive through the Country -- Control -- A Tale of Two Tenures -- Prelude to Pie -- The Yuri Effect -- Apple Pie -- Thoughts Like Butterflies -- Core-Relations -- Collide -- Control, Revisited -- Fables of the Deconstruction -- Control, Foregone -- Foundations -- One Way -- Sebastin's Friends -- A Tinker by Any Other Name -- When It Rains -- I Am a Heartbeat -- What I Did This Summer -- A Permanent Position -- For Adam -- Faith -- Counting by Two -- Disconnect -- Sahim -- Epilogue: Beginnings -- Acknowledgments -- Know More -- Privacy Policy of a Few Organizations -- References
What happens when a naive intern is granted unfettered access to people's most private thoughts and actions? Stephen Thorpe lands a coveted internship at Ubatoo, an Internet empire that provides its users with popular online services, from a search engine and e-mail, to social networking. When Stephen's boss asks him to work on a project with the American Coalition for Civil Liberties, Stephen innocently obliges, believing he is mining Ubatoo's vast databases to protect people unfairly targeted in the name of national security. But nothing is as it seems. Suspicious individuals surface, doing all they can to access Ubatoo's wealth of confidential information. This need not require technical wizardry-simply knowing how to manipulate a well-intentioned intern may be enough. The Silicon Jungle is a cautionary fictional tale of data mining's promise and peril. Baluja raises ethical questions about contemporary technological innovations, and how minute details can be routinely pieced together into rich profiles that reveal our habits, goals, and secret desires-all ready to be exploited
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Baluja, Shumeet The Silicon Jungle : A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2011 9780691169675
Subject Data mining -- Fiction.;World Wide Web -- Fiction
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