Technocreep The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 09/13/2014
- Publisher: Greystone Books
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Take, for example, Girls Around Me”: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed anyone to scan the immediate vicinity for girls and women who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured Facebook profiles. It combined this information in a way never intended by the original poster. Going to a Disney theme park? Your creepy new MagicBand” will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re on the way and she’ll know your kid’s name when you approach her. Thinking about sending your DNA off to Ancestry.com for some genetic genealogy”? Perhaps you should think again: your genetic information could be used against you.
"This masterful weaving of the negatives and positives of technology makes for a book that is realistic about technology’s perils yet optimistic about it’s great potential.”Foreword Reviews