- Provides a clear picture of how companies and governments harvest and use personal data every time someone logs on
- Describes exactly what these firms do with the data once they have it – and what you can do to stop it
- Learn about the dangers of unwittingly releasing private data to tech firms, including interviews with top security experts, black market data traders, law enforcement and privacy groups
- Understand the legal information and future trends that make this one of the most important issues today
IT Security Professionals, IT Professionals and anyone interested in protecting their data and identity online
Table of Contents
- About the Author
- About the Technical Editor
- Author’s Note
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Why All this Fuss About Privacy?
- Here’s My Cow, now Where’s My Change?
- Hey I Thought this Lunch was Free!
- Why should We care About Privacy?
- Caution: Hackers at Work
- Serious Business
- Chapter 2: The Snowden Revelations
- A Glance at the History Books
- You Say Incident, I Say Sham; Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
- Revelations, or Just More of The Same?
- Plus Ca Change
- Snowden Who?
- Five Reasons Not to Act
- Five Reasons to Act
- Chapter 3: Supermarkets and Data Brokers
- Sign up Here for Privacy Violation
- Data Mining all the Way to the Womb
- Broken Privacy
- Yes but so What!
- Chapter 4: Google, Apple, Microsoft and the Concept of Evil
- Citation, Citation Citation
- How Evil is ‘Evil’?
- Google Glass
- Street View
- What Does all this Mean?
- Shady Areas and Creepy Lines
- Appetite for Information
- Yosemite Wham Bam Thank you Sam
- Chapter 5: Social Media and the Dangers of Over-Sharing
- Launching theFacebook and Dropping The ‘The’
- Social Media: Both a Blessing and a Curse
- Changing the Norm to Suit Yourself
- 21st Century Ethics
- Identity Theft
- Chapter 6: Security, Spear Phishing and Social Engineering
- Plastic Thinking Test
- Not a Unique Snowflake After All
- Target by Name…
- Phishing, With or Without a Spear
- RSA Security Discovers It’s Not Very Secure
- You Are Screwed
- Chapter 7: Privacy and the Law
- Comparing the US and UK Privacy Laws
- The Need for Collaboration
- Is the EU “Making a Fool of Itself”?
- What are These New Rules Anyway?
- In the Wake of Je Suis Charlie…
- Across the Pond
- Criticism of the Reforms
- A Quick Fix
- Chapter 8: Privacy and Health
- Selling your Health Records
- Privacy Fears can Kill
- Can you have too Much Privacy?
- Medical Privacy in the Facebook Age
- Does Obamacare about Privacy?
- Chapter 9: The Internet of Things and the (not so) Smart Grid
- And the Point of All This?
- Back to the Internet of Things
- Data Trawling
- The Dangers of Being Smart
- Striding Over the Creepy Line
- But Why Should I Care? I’m Not Doing Anything Wrong…
- Chapter 10: Biometrics and The Future
- Your Body as Your Password
- So What are the Risks?
- The Future of Biometrics
- Mobile Biometrics
- Clandestine Identification of Individuals
- Linking Biometric Data
- The Solution
- Safeguarding Privacy in The Age of Biometrics and Big Data, and Other Impossible Tasks
- So We Should All Go Live in a Cave?
- No. of pages: 226
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Syngress 2015
- Published: August 20, 2015
- Imprint: Syngress
- eBook ISBN: 9780128034231
- Paperback ISBN: 9780128034057
About the Author
He has a bachelor’s degree in law, but escaped a legal career for the glamour of sitting alone in a darkened room, typing.
Stuart is an experienced speaker and events chairman, and has presented hundreds of live and recorded television broadcasts. He is also a regular technology pundit on BBC News.
He is married, with two children who wake him up at 6am without fail every day. He is not a morning person.
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