Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

Julia Angwin


An inside of examine who is observing you, what they recognize and why it issues. we're being watched.
We see on-line advertisements from web pages now we have visited, lengthy after we now have moved directly to different pursuits. Our smartphones and automobiles transmit our position, allowing us to understand what is in the community but additionally permitting others to trace us. And the government, we lately discovered, has been engaging in a tremendous data-gathering surveillance operation around the web and on our mobile traces.
In "Dragnet Nation," award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reviews from front strains of America's surveillance economic system, delivering a revelatory and unsettling examine how the govt., deepest businesses, or even criminals use know-how to indiscriminately sweep up tremendous quantities of our own info. In an international the place we will be able to be watched in our personal houses, the place we will not maintain secrets and techniques, and the place we will be able to be impersonated, financially manipulated, or maybe put in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the best long term hazard is that we begin to internalize the surveillance and censor our phrases and innovations, until eventually we lose the very freedom that makes us distinct contributors. Appalled at this kind of prospect, Angwin conducts a chain of experiments to attempt to guard herself, starting from quitting Google to wearing a "burner" telephone, exhibiting how tricky it really is for a normal citizen to withstand the dragnets' succeed in.
Her e-book is a cautionary story for we all, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves.

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