xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The TED moment: his head on a robot -- Cyber sound bites -- Mad men wired -- Privacy is freedom -- The military-intelligence complex -- A whistleblower shall set us free -- Foreign policy: a tissue of lies -- How the digital cookie crumbles.
"In the first week of June 2013, the American people discovered that for a decade, they had abjectly traded their individual privacy for the chimera of national security. The revelation that the federal government has full access to all phone records and the vast trove of presumably private personal data posted on the Internet has brought the threat of a surveillance society to the fore. But the erosion of privacy rights extends far beyond big government. Big business has long played a leading role in the hollowing out of personal freedoms. In this new book, Robert Scheer shows how our most intimate habits, from private correspondence, book pages read, and lists of friends and phone conversations have been seamlessly combined in order to create a detailed map of an individual's social and biological DNA."--Publisher information.