Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

Thomas P. Keenan


“Technology is quickly entering into our bodies,” writes cyber specialist Keenan, “and this publication provides a chilling glance forward into the place that street could lead on us – on a a technique journey to the full hand over of privateness and the commoditization of intimacy.” here's the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading applied sciences, coming at you from governments, businesses, and the individual subsequent door.

Take, for instance, “Girls round Me”: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed an individual to experiment the rapid neighborhood for women and girls who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured fb profiles. It mixed this data in a fashion by no means meant through the unique poster. Going to a Disney subject matter park? Your creepy new “MagicBand” will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re at the method and she’ll comprehend your kid’s identify should you procedure her. puzzling over sending your DNA off to Ancestry.com for a few “genetic genealogy”? possibly you need to reassess: your genetic info might be used opposed to you.

"This masterful weaving of the negatives and positives of know-how makes for a booklet that's practical approximately technology’s perils but positive approximately it’s nice potential.”—Foreword Reviews

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