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Author Corera, Gordon, author
Title Intercept : the secret history of computers and spies / Gordon Corera
Imprint London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015
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 RCHSS Library  JN329.I6 C67 2015    AVAILABLE    30560400465909
Descript 431 pages ; 24 cm
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Note HISTORY OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS. INTERCEPT is the previously untold - and highly classified - story of the melding of technology and espionage. Gordon Corera's compelling narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. Rich with historical detail and characters, as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the UK, US and China, this is the secret history of how spying drove the rise of the computer. Within the confines of Britain's Second World War code-breaking establishment at Bletchley Park, the work of men like Alan Turing led to the birth of electronic espionage and the first computer, Colossus. In the following decades, computers have transformed the business of espionage, from Cold War spy hunting to today's data-driven pursuit of terrorists and industrial-scale cyber-espionage against corporations
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computer crimes -- History
Electronic intelligence -- History
Internet in espionage -- History
Cyber intelligence (Computer security) -- History
Internet -- Security measures -- History
Internet in espionage
Spionage. (DE-588)4056287-6 gnd
Information warfare. (DE-588)4461975-3 gnd
Computerkriminalität. (DE-588)4010452-7 gnd
Computersicherheit. (DE-588)4274324-2 gnd
Computer crimes. fast (OCoLC)fst00872063
Cyber intelligence (Computer security) fast (OCoLC)fst01893401
Electronic intelligence. fast (OCoLC)fst00907316
Internet in espionage. fast (OCoLC)fst01739358
Internet -- Security measures. fast (OCoLC)fst01751426
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Secret history of computers and spies
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