Coverart for item
The Resource Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion, Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis

Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion, Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis

Label
Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion
Title
Blown to bits
Title remainder
your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion
Statement of responsibility
Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to; the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Do you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? Is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? This book offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real life stories; it is a wake-up call to the human consequences of the digital explosion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abelson, Harold
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
A34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ledeen, Ken
  • Lewis, Harry R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Information technology
  • Digital media
  • Internet
  • Gesellschaft
Label
Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion, Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Digital explosion : why is it happening, and what is at stake? -- Naked in the sunlight : privacy lost, privacy abandoned -- Ghosts in the machine : secrets and surprises of electronic documents -- Needles in the haystack : Google and other brokers in the bits bazaar -- Secret bits : how codes became unbreakable -- Balance toppled : who owns the bits? -- You can't say that on the Internet : guarding the frontiers of digital expression -- Bits in the air : old metaphors, new technologies, and free speech
Control code
192042303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 366 p.
Isbn
9780137135592
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005910
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)192042303
Label
Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion, Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Digital explosion : why is it happening, and what is at stake? -- Naked in the sunlight : privacy lost, privacy abandoned -- Ghosts in the machine : secrets and surprises of electronic documents -- Needles in the haystack : Google and other brokers in the bits bazaar -- Secret bits : how codes became unbreakable -- Balance toppled : who owns the bits? -- You can't say that on the Internet : guarding the frontiers of digital expression -- Bits in the air : old metaphors, new technologies, and free speech
Control code
192042303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 366 p.
Isbn
9780137135592
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005910
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)192042303

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...