Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: March 2015
Duration: 9 hours 28 minutes
Data is everywhere. We create it every time we go online, turn our phone in (or off), and pay with a credit card. The data is stored, studied, and bought and sold by corporations and governments for surveillance and for control. “Foremost security expert” (Wired) and best-selling author Bruce Schneier shows how this data has led to a double-edged internet – a Web that gives power that gives power to the people but is abused by the institutions on which those people depend. In DATA AND GOLIATH, Schneier reveals the full extent of surveillance, censorship, and propaganda in society today, examining the risks of cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and cyberwar. He shares technological, legal, and social solutions that can help shape a more equal, private, and secure world. This is a book everyone with an internet connection – or bank account, or smart device, or car, for that matter – needs to read.