Bruce Schneier's New Book

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Created: 3 years and 8 months ago
Bruce Schneier's Data and Goliath mentions DuckDuckGo two times.

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Thanks for the alert. I haven't finished reading it yet but so far it's very good.

He has a good collection of free excerpts on his site for people who might like to take a look:
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 8 months ago Link
My local library also thinks it's good. They have 10 copies.

Eyeopener from the book-
"One way to think about it is that data is content, and metadata is context. Metadata can be much more revealing than data, especially when collected in the aggregate. When you have one person under surveillance, the contents of conversations, text messages, and e-mails can be more important than the metadata. But when you have an entire population under surveillance, the metadata is far more meaningful, important and useful."

What else are you reading?
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago Link
Next on my reading list is Future Crimes ( ) which is a similarly factual book.

If you prefer something with a storyline, I really enjoyed The Cuckoo's Egg ( ) and Kingpin ( ) - both gripping true stories.

Also, this blog has a list of twenty recommended books for anyone interested in cybersecurity:
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 8 months ago Link
Future Crimes. Yeah. My library also has 10 copies of the book. Strangely, on the public computers, Chrome is a favored browser.

Eyeopener on ToS from Goodman's Book:
"To put that in perspective, Facebook's privacy policy is more than twice as long as the U.S. Constitution. Meanwhile, PayPal's privacy policy and amendments are the longest in the industry at 36,275 words. By comparison, Shakespeare's "Hamlet has 30,066 words, including the famous, 'To be, or not to be' soliloquy and moving 'Good night, sweet prince' speech at the end." Complicating matters further, Facebook and others grant themselves full rights to change their privacy policies at will and do so frequently.

Nice. I'll check those out. Thanks.

Currently, reading, Barnes' Ten Million Aliens. ("Human history has been shaped by fleas, though we prefer to blame the rats that bore them: you're the dirty rat that killed my civilization. ") and Byatt's The Biographer's Tale. Can't. Put. It. Down.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago Link
Technocreep by Thomas P. Keenan also mentions DDG in the chapter titled Anticreep. I read this a while ago but forgot to mention it.
posted by MyUser 3 years and 8 months ago Link
No worries. Any insights?

Technocreep. SNL skit pops into my head. Angela Merkel (played by McKinnon) comments on Obama's emails about Putin's whereabouts, "I'm not your ex-girlfriend's best friend."
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago Link
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posted by zac Staff3 years and 8 months ago Link
Cool, might pick that one up.
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