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Author O'Harrow, Robert.

Title No place to hide / Robert O'Harrow, Jr.

Imprint New York : Free Press, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  303.4833 Oh1n 2005    ---  Available
 Eureka Non-Fiction  303.4833 Oha    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  303.48 OHA 2005    ---  Available
Description 348 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-332) and index.
Contents Six weeks in autumn -- Data revolution -- Who am I? -- The matrix -- Look me up sometime -- The immutable me -- Total information awareness -- The government's eyes and ears -- Good guys, bad guys -- No place to hide.
Summary In No Place to Hide, award-winning Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow, Jr., lays out in unnerving detail the post-9/11 marriage of private data and technology companies and government anti-terror initiatives to create something entirely new: a security-industrial complex. Drawing on his years of investigation, O'Harrow shows how the government now depends on burgeoning private reservoirs of information about almost every aspect of our lives to promote homeland security and fight the war on terror. Consider the following: When you use your cell phone, the phone company knows where you are and when. If you use a discount card, your grocery and prescription purchases are recorded, profiled, and analyzed. Many new cars have built-in devices that enable companies to track from afar details about your movements. Software and information companies can even generate graphical link-analysis charts illustrating exactly how each person in a room is related to every other -- through jobs, roommates, family, and the like. Almost anyone can buy a dossier on you, including almost everything it takes to commit identity theft, for less than fifty dollars. It may sound like science fiction, but it's the routine activity of the nation's fast-growing information industry and, more and more, its new partner the U.S. government.
Subject Information technology -- Social aspects.
Information society.
Electronic surveillance.
Privacy, Right of.
ISBN 0743254805
Standard No. 9780743254809
NLGGC 267437765

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