The Promise and Perils of Technology: Privacy, Data Harvesting, and You, 1st Edition

  • Jeri Freedman
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 1508188327
  • ISBN-13: 9781508188322
  • DDC: 006.3
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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One of the most widespread online practices today is data harvesting, the collection of users, personal data and information about their activities. Data harvesting raises significant issues about the right to privacy. This informative narrative explains what data harvesting and data mining are and how they are carried out. The importance of privacy is covered, as well as two of the most common applications of data harvesting and data mining: the selling of products and services, and the influencing of people's attitudes toward political issues. Teens learn ways that they can safeguard their data to protect their privacy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Harvesting Data.
2: The Right to Privacy.
3: Online Consumer Nation.
4: The Power of Persuasion.
5: Protecting Your Data.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.