Information Insecurity: Privacy under Siege, 1st Edition

  • Brendan January
  • Published By: Twenty-First Century Books
  • ISBN-10: 1467788031
  • ISBN-13: 9781467788038
  • DDC: 323.44
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The Internet gives us information, communication options, shopping opportunities, entertainment, and much more—all at the touch of a fingertip and much of it for free. But in exchange for these benefits, we may be losing a basic right: the right to privacy. Privacy laws and the US Constitution are supposed to protect privacy in the United States, as are laws and conventions in other parts of the world. But judicial and legal systems have not kept pace with technology. And until laws catch up, users enter a legal gray area when they communicate digitally—an arena in which their most private conversations might not be protected from intrusion. What rights do you have when it comes to privacy online? How can you be a smart cyber citizen and protect your personal digital data? These questions are at the heart of the Internet privacy debate.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction You Are What You Tweet.
1: Paying with Information.
2: It's about Profit.
3: An Open Book.
4: Surveillance State.
5: The People Push Back.
6: The Internet of Things.
Source Notes.
Selected Bibliography.
Further Information.
Photo Acknowledgments.
About the Author.