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Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion
|Title||Blown to bits : your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Abelson, Harold, Ledeen Ken, and Lewis Harry R.|
|Pagination||xiv, 366 p.|
|Place Published||Upper Saddle River, NJ|
|ISBN Number||9780137135592 (hardback alk. paper)|
|Call Number||Communications 303.4833; Ab359b|
|Keywords||COMPUTER science , Computers , Digital , information , INTELLECTUAL freedom , M , Ordinateurs , Privacy and Surveillance , software engineering , Technologie|
Written by computer experts, this book seeks to help the reader explore the digital environment, its ethics, the laws that govern information technologies and why we need to pay attention to how information technologies are changing and shaping our lives. The authors explore questions of privacy, identity, free speech and the information we consume and add to the internet They focus on the human consequences of the digital explosion, and help readers understand the larger ethical questions raised from our ever-expanding use of information technologies.
20080059102835785Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis.ill. ; 24 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.Digital explosion: why is it happening, and what is at stake? -- Naked in the sunlight: privacy lost, privacy abandoned -- Ghosts in the machine: secrets and surprises of electronic documents -- Needles in the haystack: Google and other brokers in the bits bazaar -- Secret bits: how codes became unbreakable -- Balance toppled: who owns the bits? -- You can't say that on the Internet: guarding the frontiers of digital expression -- Bits in the air: old metaphors, new technologies, and free speech.
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