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Privacy in the age of big data : recognizing threats, defending your rights, and protecting your family / Theresa M. Payton and Theodore Claypoole ; foreword by the Honorable Howard A. Schmidt.

Payton, Theresa, 1966- (author.). Claypoole, Ted, 1963- (author.). Schmidt, Howard A., (writer of preface.).

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  • ISBN: 9781442225466 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1442225467 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1306373948 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781306373944 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Lanham ; Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]

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Available through EBSCO
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The intersection of privacy, law, and technology -- Ground Zero: Your computer and the internet. Your computer is watching you -- How government follows your electronics tracks -- Chased online by criminals and snoops -- Just hanging out online... -- The spy in your pocket -- Risks in the streets. Cameras everywhere -- When your car is just another computer -- When your own body gives you away -- DNA and your health records -- Home is where the heart (of surveillance) is. Home sweet home: spies in your living room -- Risks of computer and phone networks -- Where do we go from here? The future of technology and privacy -- Laws and regulations that could help preserve privacy.
Summary, etc.:
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 do not always consent, and of which we are likely unaware, as well as the dangers inherent in such surveillance and tracking. Theresa M. Payton and Theodore Claypoole skillfully introduce readers to the many ways we are "watched" and how to change behaviors and activities to recapture and regain more of our privacy.--[book jacket]
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Privacy, Right of > United States.
Data protection > United States.
Electronic surveillance > United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
Genre: Electronic books.

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