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If you ve never eard of Ghostery or Disconnect go ahead and look them up Try out their web browser extensions you can always easily uninstall them What you ll notice is that you re being tracked by many companies some of which you ve Fondamentaux de la Natation (les) Technique et Entrainement Initiation Perfect heard of but many of them will be unfamiliar There aren t just a few companies tracking you but well over a thousand And it s not just companies that are tracking you but governments as well this should already be obvious What s great about this book is that it doesn t go into much technical detail which is great for nontechies it just gives you an overview of what sappening to your data as you browse around online and offers some suggestions on online privacy Solid intro to the mythsrealities of privacysecurity in the Age of Information Technology for the general public by an IT specialistThe Good In the modern world of complex abstractions finance world market mass media foreign policy science technology etc there is a pressing need for introductions that balance accessibility without sacrificing nuance Schneier combines technical expertise computer security cryptography with a down to earth writing style a gift for the public In laying out the realities of the Age of Information Technology IT Capitalism Without Capital here are someighlights1 Data as a by product of computing indeed often as an exhaust a pollutant a market externality that needs to be accounted for2 But I Code Name Princess SEAL and Code Name have nothing toide the Hitler's Army Soldiers Nazis and War in the Third Reich humansocial need for privacy the power relations censorship unaccountability the current realities of ubiuitous mass surveillance and mass permanent storage etc A good follow up This Machine Kills Secrets How WikiLeakers Cypherpunks and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World s Information3 Targeted vs mass surveillanceow metadata is still surveillance4 The political economy of Corporate and State surveillance and their interactions with some useful bits on the business ie profit models of IT The BadMissing Once we move outside of the author s IT expertise and into areas of terrorismforeign policy global trade business competitiveness and the subseuent Yoshikawa Eiji Hito to sekai hurdle of solutions we need to supplement our efforts For profit and IT I m still searching for an accessible intro as these are advanced Postcapitalism A Guide to Our Future The Zero Marginal Cost Society The Internet of Things the Collaborative Commons and the Eclipse of Capitalism On TerrorAmerican mass media propagandaas warped political affiliations into a uietThe Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking hot mess so we need to make the effort in untangling the principles from the contradictions A key thread to untangle is American foreign policy s role in terror It is tiresomeearing someone as intelligent as Schneier 1 carefully calibrate L'Estampe Japonaise his finely balanced technical case for security vs privacy while 2 assuming US intelligence is solely focused on domestic security for US citizens and at worst is overzealous in this goal OrwellianAre we to ignore US intelligence military s stupendous record of funding terror mostly fascist paramilitary thugs throughout the world to destabilize threats ie anti colonialists grassroots participatory democracy not just communists but literally anyuman obstacle and bystander to American corporations Of course Islamophobes do not give a damn about the rest of the world but The War on Terror s lie on domestic security is beyond cartoonish Who propped up moderate rebels ones who threw acid in the faces of unveiled women in the first place to go after USSR in Afghanistan Who propped up and continually protects the Saudi Wahhabi monarchy against often democratic reformist often secular challenges like Egypt s Nasser Iran s Mosaddegh Ira s asim etc etcAn empire reuires its periphery to be smashed and dependent and even liberals are comfortable with this especially if the periphery is coloured The lower classes of the empire pay for this violence through taxes while social spending is minimal and lives enlisting in the mercenary army of aggression blow back A meaningful solution to terrorism at Samantha An American Girl The American Girls CollectionBoxed Set home would be to identify this process and protest the creation of terrorism abroadOn IT foreign policy Cypherpunks Freedom and the Future of the Internet When Google Met WikileaksOnistory of foreign policy The Management of Savagery How America s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al aeda ISIS and Donald Trump Killing Hope US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II Hegemony or Survival America s uest for Global Dominance Manufacturing Consent The Political Economy of the Mass Media Blackshirts and Reds Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism Data and Goliath is an eye opening read I mean I understand Letters of Rennyo how I m under constant surveillance due to things like my smartphone or cookies or Facebook and I understand that the government gets access to a lot of this information via the Snowden leaks but I guess I never fully connected all the dots enough in a single unified understanding of my world Bruce Schneier provides itMost of the book is somewhat technicalelping the reader understand ow data about them is collected and used It does a good job of disseminating the Snowden whistleblowing information as well so it s all very informative That being said the level of information often made me feel opeless like there was nothing that could be done and I almost Neophytes of the Stone had to just accept that this isow life is nowThe final few chapters offer some respite from this feeling of The Essential Neurosurgery Companion hopelessness It contains sections on what governments ought to do what people should do in the macro sense and even what people should do in the micro sense just for themselves to avoid surveillance Schneier isn t idealistic about it eithere s pragmatic and fully admits that there are some data people will be willing to turn over for convenience security or usability There s nothing wrong with that everyone s got to find their sweet spotMostly though I just came away feeling like Bruce Schneier is a national treasure Can I vote for Pour les nerveux : Le traitement simple et efficace du docteur Vittoz him for some kind of public office Anything really In a world of seemingly limitless insanitye s a consistently sane voice I Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self highly recommend everyone read Data and Goliath Big Dataelps in the indirect way of realizing dystopiasPlease note that I put the original German text at the end of this review Just if you might be interestedA book that is widely scattered and explains all aspects of the precarious situation to illustrate an increasingly threatening dilemma better In contrast to other non fiction books on the subject which place the primary focus on the technical economic political or cultural aspect of the volatile situation and thus dilute it in partThe application possibilities and therefore the misappropriation of big data are limitless especially in cooperation with ever better neural networks and nationwi I love the topic I love the details provided in this book But to tell a story you need than a great topic and a bunch of facts One needs a narrative and an attitude to tie the pieces together This book lacked the story telling je ne sais uoi literal I don t know what but figuratively elusive uality though Im Westen nichts Neues he doesave the attitudeI don t think there is any current topic where I could be interested in than along the lines of the merging of the data that is out there with computers and algorithms and I would consider Edward Snowden a 7 Secrets to Get your Prayers Answered hero because what weave learned from im and the potential to do arm as well as good with the merging of big data with computers and the power of using context and content that both government and corporations and even private citizens can use against us or for us as a potential threat to our liberty or a boon to our euality Complete liberty means no euality and complete euality means no liberty There is a balance and books like this can offer a guideline but it needs the story to tie the pieces together with a narrative of some kindI ll give an example of a book that I just recently read Rise of the Machines by Thomas Rid He covers many of the same topics that were covered in this book especially on the part of encryption and PGP pretty good privacy At the same time that book always Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) had a theme woven into the story as a whole in whiche was tying all the pieces together and even summarized them in the final chapter for the dense reader like me This book Data and Goliath doesn t interweave them coherently and therefore made what should Pustahan Tayo Mahal Kita have been an incredibly exciting story for me into a dull story with a lot of factsMy problem with this book is not that it didn t give the listener plenty of details but it didn t give the listener an easy story to tell so one can for example share with colleagues over the water cooler while at work The values we use to explain the world through science would include simplicity accuracy prediction fitting in to the web of knowledge and lastly the ability to explain In order to explain one needs a story to put the pieces together this book doesn t offer that Galileoad a story to "tell as well as plenty of details read "as well
As Plenty Of Details plenty of details Concerning Two Chief World Systems egI m in the minority on this book It gave me details whi. Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you Your online and in store purchasing patterns are recorded and reveal if you're unemployed sick or pregnant Your e mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning itThe powers that surveil us do than simply store this information Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the new.
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Ch I loved but it lacked a over arcing narrative that I could wrap my mind around Good fiction needs a story to ook the listener and non fiction needs that narrative even as to not bore I like all genres of non fiction except for the boring kind While reading this I think of Wile E Coyote in a shed on railroad tracks wanting to close the door in the face of an oncoming train that will shortly flatten Handbook of Primary Care Procedures (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials) him When I read books like this aboutow intrusive the surveilance that we DevOps with Kubernetes : Non-Programmer's Handbook have by simply owning a cell phone and a computer I feel like Wile E wanting to close the door and pretend that train is not barrelling down on us By using free apps and search engines we are probed by governments and corporations in a way that the Stasi would envy You know itsappening and close the shed and The Fiddler in the Subway hope you don t get flattened by the oncoming train Birthday present for myself Bought it at Santa Cruz Bookstore and the cashier scolded me for taking the magnetic anti theft tracker out of the book before buying it Savor the ironyUpdate Finished the book on 313I read this at the same time I was listening to The Snowden Files and No Place To Hide on Audible so they are all jumbled up in myead They are also probably jumbled up with We Are Anonymous and Dataclysm too Instead of a review for each I just Trumbull Park (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) have this series of notes interspersed with work notes that I uickly jotted down in myipster Evernote Moleskine notebook The surveillance state really seems to exist as an insurance policy for politicians than for our safety It is presented as a false choice between security and terrorism or some terrible event Machine learning algorithms which I am certainly not an expert in though I ve read several books on the topic are not well suited to detecting terror attacks or single events The cost of a false negative is a terrorist attackevent and the cost of a false positive is deploying SWAT teams manual surveillance of suspects going undercover etc There aren t enough events one opes to effectively tune an algorithm Things machine learning algorithms are good for targeting ads profiling people demographically political leanings sexual orientation detecting fraudulent transactions spelling corrections recommending products Cost for each false posneg is very low and plenty of eventsdata points to tune with Business model offer services for free in exchange for turning over data This seems to be an accident of the Internet because no one will actually pay for content Now the data is worth than you could pay for the services Free apps with ads gross than one time paid apps Data can also be resold to data brokers for additional revenue Boston Marathon bombers was not stopped by the surveillance state despite one of the brothers being on watch lists and a specific warning from Russia The bombers didn t disguise themselves and were chatty enough to tell a carjack victim that they were the bombers yet all of the NSA and FBI data was worthless for its specifically intended purpose Underwear bomber was not stopped by the surveillance state despite repeated warnings by is father at the US embassy at Rve, cl de l'identit his country of origin It was prevented by alert bystanders on the plane I wonderow many of them were subseuently put on watch lists after emailing descriptions of the event to friends due to using specific keywords Again all the NSA and FBI data was worthless And the TSA s response was Oh yeah liuids One scary aspect of the collection of data is to think of Exercices de style how social norms will change in 10 years so things you said or did now could be used against you in a whole different context This was public information but Brandon Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla Corporation after it came out thate donated to Yes on Proposition 8 against gay marriage six years earlier Give me access to a decade of your email texts posts likes tweets retweets etc and I m pretty sure I could get you fired from your job or at least make it so that you can t volunteer at your kid s school I saw Selma and it struck me Cemetery Planet I how the FBI used personal information to put political pressure on MLK Jr in the movie That s the ultimate argument against people who say that theyave nothing to Elämän ja kuoleman kentältä – Sotarunoilija Aarni Suursalon vaikutelmia vapaussodasta hide Also I ll bet it s much easier to find and prove plagiarism now A lot of the defenses offered by the government are based on specific interpretations of words or phrases like collect Also the defense We aren t listening to your phone calls is technically true because that is mucharder to process than metadata about the phone calls which can reveal much information and is much computer friendly During the Cold War the US couldn t decrypt any of Russia s messages but was still able to learn a lot through traffic analysis The US could listen in to Russia s cell phones until someone tipped them off about that and they encrypted them I like Justice Brandeis s notion of the right to be let alone It s interesting that the US Government positions itself as not being able to get much done ie Congress yet it is able to force Bolivia s presidential plane to land in Austria on a moment s notice to be searched because of a rumor that Mr Snowden
Was On Board Iton board It makes me wonder The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy how much this fecklessness is real andow much is a charade CEOs of companies who make money from their customers information are appy to publicly state that privacy is deadoverratedold fashioned and then they fly off to Davos or Bohemian Grove for closed sessions I m trying not to confuse that with not wanting to be Google stalked or with PR which are different things I recently read command and control which is a read Command and Control which is a look into the way the US nuclear arsenal was andled One very interesting part was the early struggle for control over these powerful weapons between civilian and military control Civilian eventually won out as we know I wonder if a similar struggle is going on for control of this new powerful weapon And I wonder if it matters that this time the weapon is pointed at us instead of people on other continents I m nervous about using encryption now that I know that encrypted messages are automatically being stored I m working on a Google Doc with a list of plug ins browsers etc for staying reasonably safe and anonymous on the Internet I think the corporate tracking is actually insidious Mr Schneier L'Europe et le mythe de l'Occident has a lot of good tips likeaving your browser delete cookies when it closes that I m going to start using right away though it s always a balance between security and usability One personal note about Snowden In my career I Calvinists Incorporated Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier University of Chicago Geography Research Papers have worked with a few people whoaven t graduated The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives high school not enough to draw scientifically valid conclusions about but to a person theyave been brilliant but orrible to work with The main issues are 1 they ave no conflict resolution skills think MTV s Real World and 2 a ton of blind spots in their knowledge that they won t acknowledge for fear their whole intellectual edifice will come crashing down I Thank You God For Everything have also worked with a few people whoaven t graduated college and about 12 of them are like this to a lesser extent too I m not saying Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata high school and college are all that great especially intellectually but there is some kind of necessary socialization that takes place Anyway I wonder if Snowden was a terror to work with I know that there was at least one bad performance review fromis CIA days He certainly seems to Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing have mellowed out nicely and in the videos Iave seen and transcripts I Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric have reade "explains things very very patiently and well But maybe that personality type and "things very very patiently and well But maybe that personality type and of socialization was necessary to do what The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia he did The bottom line There is a massive surveillance apparatus built up with the stated goal of owning the Internet and getting into all the networks It is growing with theelp of Moore s Law an unlimited budget and the assistance of the largest Internet companies The legal arguments being used to justify it shocked even the authors of the Patriot Act not exactly soft The Origin of Feces hearted liberals It is immensely powerful and growing so even though it is not making us one iota safer on an individual or societal level And though for now it s in theands of a government that we can reasonably trust the Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution head of the NSAas already lied directly to Congress about it and there is basically no oversight or accountability for Guide to the Contemporary Harp how it is used Reading this book was deeply unsettling After Edward Snowden perhaps none of us is naive aboutow easily information about any of us can be found but the author whom the dust jacket bills as one of the world s foremost security experts takes the reader into the belly of the beast as it were After the first chapter I was reeling I work with a colleague who is extremely careful with Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides her electronic trail Iad always thought maybe she was a bit paranoid I would blithely think oh I m too boring for anyone to care to track Ha We are ALL being tracked The author says that people often say if you Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante have nothing toide you With Krishna's Eyes have nothing to worry about He notes that that patently understates the problem People change society changes when you feel as though there is alway. S articles and advertisements we each see but also the prices we’re offered Governments use surveillance to discriminate censor chill free speech and put people in danger worldwide And both sides share this information with each other or even worse lose it to cybercriminals inuge data breachesMuch of this is voluntary we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection The result is a mass surveillance society of. S someone watching As Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique he notes on page 32Philosopher Jeremy Bentham conceived ofis panopticon in the late 1700s as a way to build cheaper prisons His idea was a prison where every inmate could be surveilled at any time unawares The inmate would Yoga in the Workplace have no choice but to assume thate was always being watched and would therefore conform This idea L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE has been used as a metaphor for mass personal data collection both on the Internet and off On the Internet surveillance is ubiuitous All of us are being watched all the time and that data is being stored forever This is what an information age surveillance state looks like and it s efficient beyond Bentham s wildest dreamsThe last section of the bookas chapters with solutions for government solutions for corporations and solutions for the rest of us In the course of the book Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 he detailsow corporations track us in order to sell us stuff while government forces the corporations to share the data and often to create back doors to data that compromise security for everyone He does The Mark of Cain however discourage fatalism saying on page 225There is strength in numbers and if the public outcry grows governments and corporations will be forced to respond We are trying to prevent an authoritarian government like the one portrayed in Orwell s Nineteen Eighty Four and a corporate ruled state like the ones portrayed in countless dystopian cyberpunk science fiction novels We are nowhere near either of those endpoints but the train is moving in both those directions and we need to apply the brakesHe says we as a societyave been ready to give up freedom for a sense of security so stoking our fear Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 27 has been a way to intrude on our privacy without an outcry He notes that this is not uniue to our own time period On page 235e commentsThe government offers us this deal if you let us Found in Translation have all of your data we can protect you from crime and terrorism It s a rip off It doesn t work And it overemphasizes group security at the expense of individual security The bargain Google offers us is similar and it s similarly out of balance if you let usave all of your data and give up your privacy we will show you advertisements you want to see and we ll throw in free web search e mail and all sorts of other services Companies like Google and Facebook can only make that bargain when enough of us give up our privacy The group can only benefit if enough individuals acuiesceHe goes on to say page 237The big uestion is this Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso how do we design systems that make use of our data collectively to benefit society as a whole while at the same time protecting people individuallyThis is the fundamental issue of the information age We can solve it but it will reuire careful thinking about the specific issues and moral analysis ofow different solutions affect our core valuesWith 120 pages of bibliographical notes you could really dig into this topic Myself I think I need to let all this settle a bit As I said it is creepy and unsettling There is nothing that as made me frightened of the prospect of Donald Trump as US President than reading this book This is not because the book mentions Trump it is a safe Trump less read but because the detailed image Schneier draws of the NSA and its frenemies Google Apple and other tech companies not to mention low profile security start ups offers a truly terrifying secret police state able not only to know what we are thinking but also to shape it Schneier s moderate chatty factual tone counteracts the dystopian future content but of course this simply reinforces the dawning realisation that we are at the dawn of technologystatecorporate alliances that could fundamentally change ow democracy and society workThe spine of the book is Schneier drawing on various sources Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus heeavily uses Snowden s leaked info but also records from various court cases journalistic investigations and is own work all meticulously footnoted for easy self research to explain ow data is collected stored traded and used by governments and corporations The strength of the book though the thing that will make it worth reading long after this info is out of date is Schneier s clear understanding of why this occurs Do No Harm how mass surveillance is about social control whether that is exerted to stop us protesting or taking drugs or to sell us things we don t need Schneier carefully demolishes the myth that surveillance fights terrorism devastatinglye asserts with footnotes that not a single terrorist attack The Poseidon Adventure has been prevented through mass surveillance techniues all pre emptive arrestsave been the result of old fashioned targeted investigation techniues This makes sense How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction he points out mass surveillance creates auge amount of signal noise in the context of very rare very secretive crime If you are looking for a needle in a Le tour du monde en uatre vingts jours haystack the last thing you want to do is pile on a lotayBut mass surveillance works very well for social control And yes there is the standard panopticon reference ere But Schneier points out that knowing that everywhere we go we "are captured on camera that if Trump became president and wanted a list of every person who attended "captured on camera that if Trump became president and wanted a list of every person who attended migrant rights rally last year and their personal details and ell breakfast cereal preferences this would be a trivial reuest for the NSA this changes the way we start to behave In this context Schneier even talks about the importance of law breaking in changing stupid laws with reference to LGBTI rights marijuana legalisation etc Even if we could assume that surveillance was only used to enforce perfect compliance with the law this would stunt our growth as a society our capacity to adjust and developBut even scarier is the trade and exploitation of personal data to interested stakeholders So if you make baby formula and you want a list of potential customers you would pay andsomely for a list of low income working pregnant women who lack any maternity leave for example a key target market Or maybe a list of gullible seniors for legal scam artists This exists and someone was actually prosecuted for selling
it based on browser data obtained legally Or maybe you want to sell your 16 airbag bulletproof six figure car tobased on browser data obtained legally Or maybe you want to sell your 16 airbag bulletproof six figure car to who lost loved ones in car accidents Schneier s scariest content for me was the swirl of data between commercial exploiters and the government on the one and the NSA could be assumed to Uncivil Rites have free rein access to Google and Apple metadata pretty much everything moving through smart phones from GPS to email to your candy crushabit and on the other governments sell data to raise cash Incredibly the British NHS is contemplating the sale of Brit s medical data providing a rich resource for all those wanting to identify the sick and vulnerable to sell them thingsOf course it is at the point that the pull is joined by a push that we need to be aware of the power of Google et al What would Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies happen asks Schneier if Google suddenly decided only to show enrol to vote ads to Democrat voters Statistically that may be enough to swing an election Or as one real estate search service did do show property ads only for neighborhoods of predominately the same race as the searcher Or show firearms ads to suicidal people of a particular political ethnic or cultural group Or display reproductive services ads only to women from certain demographicsBecause I read neurosciencey stuff as well one of the synergies which mostit me Kraken: An Anatomy here was research that showsow influenced we are by the seuencing of information So women who are reminded that men score better than women on math tests will do worse in the test than those who weren t Police who The Best I Can Be have justeard about a black man shooting a cop are likely to shoot unarmed black men What we see online when we see it and what follows on from that changes the way we react to situations around us The power inherent in our mobile phones our search engines way we react to situations around us The power inherent in our mobile phones our search engines our government databases is immenseThe uestion is Killers of the Flower Moon : Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI how do we define what we want to do with this technology The kind of people we want to beAnd finally do we really want a world where our lives are totally transparent to those with power but the workings of that power the warrants the algorithms the extent of the surveillance are as obscure as blackout curtains Whose world is this anyway Bruce Schneier covers all the bases weaving together countless news stories and recent revelations to give us the big picture view on data and its uses in our times Pulled together in one place Schneier illustrates the urgency of finding reasonable solutions to theseidden trade offs that we ve largely accepted because we never Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien had much of a choice And refreshinglye offers Fire on the Water his set of solutions and next stepsSchneier s solutions like incent new business models for corporations that run on data which I agree offer broad strokes but lack practicalities of exactlyow to do that Also Schneier does not present a concise definition of surveillance He shows Once Upon an Eid how the same data can be used for improving systems as can be used to monitor and track users to control or coerce them But to me it is important to unpack some dissection Our own making Butave we given up than we’ve gained In Data and Goliath security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path one that values both security and privacy He brings Ten Doors Down his bestseller up to date with a new preface covering the latest developments and then shows us exactly what we can do to reform government surveillance programs shake up surveillance based business models and protect our individual privacy You'll never look at your phone your computer your credit cards or even your car in the same way aga.