Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

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2014-09-13
224 pages

Book Description

“ is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy.” Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading technologies, coming at you from governments, corporations, and the person next door.

Take, for example, “Girls Around Me”: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed anyone to scan the immediate vicinity for girls and women who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured profiles. It combined this information in a way never intended by the original poster. Going to a Disney theme park? Your creepy new “MagicBand” will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re on the way and she’ll know your kid’s name when you approach her. Thinking about sending your off to Ancestry.com for some “genetic genealogy”? Perhaps you should think again: your genetic information could be used against you.

With security scares like the Heartbleed bug (which compromised even supposedly safe internet behemoths like and Yahoo!) becoming more commonplace, this book is a must-read for anybody who their privacy in a wired world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Intelligence Creep
Chapter 2. Camera Creep
Chapter 3. Image Creep
Chapter 4. Sensor Creep
Chapter 5. Tracking Creep
Chapter 6. Sensation Creep
Chapter 7. Bio Creep
Chapter 8. Body Creep
Chapter 9. Time Creep
Chapter 10. Government Creep
Chapter 11. Deception Creep
Chapter 12. Physible Creep
Chapter 13. Child Creep
Chapter 14. Pet Creep
Chapter 15. Robot Creep
Chapter 16. Creep
Chapter 17. Anti-Creep

Book Details

  • Title: Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy
  • Author:
  • Length: 224 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-09-13
  • ISBN-10: 1771641223
  • ISBN-13: 9781771641227